Starting today, July 7, 2020, all customers and staff will be required to wear a mask or face covering when entering our stores under City of Toronto By-Law 541-2020.*
Toronto City Council approved a temporary bylaw to make face masks and coverings mandatory in enclosed, indoor public spaces as of July 7 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
"Mask or Face Covering" means a mask, balaclava, bandana, scarf, cloth or other similar item that covers the nose, mouth and chin without gapping. A face shield is not an alternative to a mask. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has stated that they do not recommend use of face shields as a substitute for cloth face coverings.
*Some people are exempt from wearing a mask or face covering due to age and health reasons. Proof is not required.
Wearing a mask alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. You must consistently and strictly adhere to good hygiene and public health measures, including frequent handwashing and physical (social) distancing.
For more information about the new City of Toronto By-Law 541-2020 - click here.