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Masks now mandatory in common areas of Toronto apartments, condos

Last Updated Aug 5, 2020 at 8:57 am EDT

Signs posted on the front door of a condominium stating that masks must be worn while in the common elements. CITYNEWS
Summary

Bylaw puts the responsibility on building owners and property managers to adopt a policy to ensure masks are worn


Children and those who cannot wear a mask for a medical reason are exempt from the rule


Apartment and condo dwellers will now have to mask up when they leave their unit, as a new bylaw takes effect on Wednesday making face coverings mandatory in the common areas of residential buildings.

Last week, city council passed a bylaw requiring masks or face coverings in common areas like lobbies, elevators and laundry rooms.

The bylaw puts the responsibility on building owners and property managers to adopt a policy to ensure masks are worn by their residents.

Children and those who cannot wear a mask for a medical reason are exempt from the rule.

City council approved this and other new bylaws related to COVID-19 measures a week ago, as the city prepared to enter Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan.