Masking Bylaw Update
February 16, 2022
The Town of Hinton Masking Bylaw is reflective of the Provincial Masking requirements.
Masks are mandatory for public areas.
Public areas are here defined as:
any property, whether publicly or privately owned, to which members of the public have access as of right or by express or implied invitation, whether on payment of any fee or not.
Public Transportation is Here Defined as:
a bus, taxi, or other vehicle used for the transportation of people upon the payment of a fee.
Exempted from the Bylaw Are:
- persons under 12 years of age;
- persons who are unable to place, use, or remove Face Coverings without assistance;
- persons providing care or assistance to a person with a disability where a Face Covering would hinder that caregiving or assistance;
- persons consuming food or drink in a designated seating area or as part of a religious or spiritual ceremony;
- persons engaging in aquatic activities or physical exercise; or
- persons engaging in services that require the temporary removal of a Face Covering;
- persons unable to wear a face covering due to a mental or physical concern or limitation, or protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act;
- A person with a medical condition, including breathing or cognitive difficulties, or a disability, that prevents them from safely wearing a face covering;
- A person who is hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;
- A person who is employed by, or is an agent of, the Operator of an Enclosed Public Space is not obligated to wear a Mask while:
- In an area of the premises that is not designated for public access; or
- When located either within or behind a physical barrier including but not limited to a plexiglass barrier.
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