Local Politicians to Discuss Mandatory Face Mask By-law

BRANTFORD – Following a recommendation made by the area’s Emergency Operations Advisory Committee, the City of Brantford and County of Brant will be discussing possible by-laws requiring mandatory face coverings across the region.

The EOC made the recommendation to legislate mandatory face masks to be worn inside all public spaces and transit during Wednesday’s meeting.

The EOC Advisory Committee includes representatives of the city, the county, Six Nations of the Grand River, police, healthcare agencies, and school boards who are working together to reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19 in the region.

Brantford Mayor, Kevin Davis says he supports a by-law to require face coverings in public spaces within the city.

Brantford Mayor, Kevin Davis, says he will be calling a special council meeting following a discussion with Brant County Mayor, David Bailey, regarding a joint by-law.

The Brant County Health Unit’s Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke, says with more businesses and services opening, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a six-foot radius from others when indoors.

Davis adds we have a duty as citizens to do what we can to protect one another.