City Provides Details for Distribution of Free Face Masks

BRANTFORD – The City of Brantford is supplying three thousand locally-sourced masks for people in the community who may not be able to afford face coverings.

Last week city council unanimously approved a by-law for mandatory face coverings in all public indoor spaces. The regulation went into effect last Friday.

Manager of Community Recreation Development, Lori-Dawn Cavin, and Sylvia Collins from the Holmedale Neighborhood Association discuss the process of making and distributing masks free of charge throughout the community.

The Brant County Health Unit reported no new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, leaving the total number of positive cases unchanged at 136, including 128 recoveries and four deaths. As of Thursday morning, there were just four active cases of the novel coronavirus in Brantford and Brant County.

The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit is reporting two new cases of COVID-19, a day before the two counties move to Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan. There have been a total of 448 positive cases, including 395 recoveries and 32 deaths.

The province reported 103 new COVID-19 infections and no further deaths on Thursday, the second-lowest number of cases since late March, and only the second day in months with no death. The province reported 165 new cases on Wednesday and 203 on Tuesday. Thursday’s numbers represent a 38 percent decline from Wednesday and almost 50 percent decline from Tuesday. It is the lowest daily count of cases in the province since July 15th, when officials reported 102 infections.