The Medical Officer of Health recommends mandatory masks in Toronto
Well, if you still haven’t gotten on board with wearing a mask in public, first of all, get with the times. Secondly, even if you don’t agree with science (and respecting others), ya might be outta luck. Cause a report from the Medical Officer of Health has just come in. And it’s recommending Toronto makes non-medical masks mandatory in public enclosed spaces.
Yup, Toronto City Council will be considering today whether or not to enact the recommendation. But if we were betting people we’d put our money in the camps that says they do. Especially after Mayor John Tory has publicly stated his support for mandatory mask wearing.
Report from Medical Officer of Health recommends Toronto City Council make masks and face coverings mandatory in enclosed public places. News release: https://t.co/or3O1DTsHp pic.twitter.com/gY1DAQfzAg
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) June 30, 2020
If it does go through, the temporary regulation would be in effect from July 7th until the first Council meeting after summer. That’s currently scheduled for September 30th and October 1st, but they could always extend the bylaw if need be.
So it’s pretty much become public knowledge that wearing a mask is essential to protecting yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19. Because the virus moves through water droplets, covering your face prevents you from being the source of those droplets. Of course, it’s also important to note that wearing a mask doesn’t make keeping a 2 metre distance from others any less important.
So if you haven’t stocked up on non-medical masks yet, now’s the time to do so. Cause we’ve got a sneaking suspicion they’re gonna be here to stay.