Campbell’s Bay, July 13, 2020 — Wearing a mask will be mandatory in enclosed public spaces throughout Quebec as of July 18, 2020
Earlier today, the provincial government announced that masks or face coverings will be mandatory in all enclosed public spaces as of July 18th, 2020. This ruling excludes individuals with existing medical conditions that prevent them from wearing a mask.
As of Saturday, people who wish to visit an enclosed public place – a shop, a grocery store, a shopping mall, a sports centre, for example – will have to wear a mask, otherwise they can be denied access.
Children under the age of 12 will not be required to wear masks. However, the Québec government strongly recommends that children also wear masks in public places, whenever possible.
‘’I strongly support the decree given today by our Premier François Legault, and know that in this way we can prevent the second wave of the virus. I encourage everyone in the Pontiac to wear a mask, we must continue to protect our vulnerable region and population.’’ – Jane Toller, Warden of the MRC Pontiac.
At this time, citizens who do not comply will not be punished or fined. The owners of the premises are responsible for enforcing these regulations and are subject to fines for non-compliance. Business owners will have a two-week adjustment period until August 1, at the end of which the government reserves the right to impose fines where necessary.
Visit quebec.ca for more details.
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