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The Grey Bruce Health Unit announced Wednesday that the Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ian Arra, is renewing the Order making face coverings mandatory in indoor public spaces in Grey Bruce.

The Order was originally issued July 17 and requires commercial establishments, "to the fullest extent possible", ensure effective measures are in place to maintain physical distancing of two metres amongst all employees and clients; ensure the availability of alcohol-based hand rub at all entrances and exits; and, make the best effort (verbal) to restrict persons from entering the premises or remaining within the premises if not wearing a face covering. However, turning away or refusing a customer is not required under this Order, stated the September 9 media release.

The Order will come into effect Friday, September 11 at 12:01am and will remain in effect for four weeks (28 calendar days).

“The preventative measures, as identified in the renewed Order, reduce the risk of cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in Grey and Bruce counties," said Dr Arra in the media release. "The community continues to embrace the use of face coverings as a part of their personal routine along with physical distancing and other public health recommendations. There is a great need to continue to do everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19," Arra added.

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Order to make the wearing of face coverings mandatory in enclosed public places expected in Grey Bruce

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