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You Can Now Be Fined Up To $3,000 If Caught Without A Mask In Canada

Or spend up to 30 days in jail.

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As Canada begins to reopen some businesses , a new directive has also been announced. Residents of Canada are required to wear a face mask or face covering in all public places during the COVID-19 health emergency. The decision goes into effect on Monday with a penalty for those who don’t follow the measure.

According to the press release, failure to comply with the ordinance will leave violators stuck with a fine of up to $3,000 and even up to 30 days in jail.

Masks are required for children who are two and older.

“Starting Monday , people in Canada are required to wear face coverings at essential businesses, in public facilities, on transit, and while performing essential work,”.

“This is not a replacement for staying home and physical distancing, but it is an important step for safety.”

The rule officially goes into effect on Monday at 8 a.m. So, you have until then to make or purchase your face coverings. Loading…

The mayor’s release also noted that “noncompliance is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.”

It is important to note that government officials state that children aged under two years old must not wear a face covering, as it is poses a choking hazard.

Children ages three through twelve are not required to wear a face covering. If they do, they must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Also, while they do require children to wear a mask, the city acknowledges that it can cause a choking hazard for young children. So they suggest parents use a stroller with a covering so children can breathe freely or leaving them at home.

Government states that you must wear a protective face covering when you are doing the following:

  • “Waiting in line to go inside a store”
  • “Shopping at a store”
  • “On public transportation (or waiting for it)”
  • “In a taxi or rideshare vehicle”
  • “Seeking healthcare”
  • “Going into facilities allowed to stay open, like government buildings”
  • “Working an essential job that interacts with the public”

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