County Enacts Mandatory Face Covering By-Law

At a Special Meeting held on August 9, 2020 County Council enacted a temporary by-law to make face coverings mandatory in enclosed public spaces in Elgin County. 

On July 30th, 2020 the Southwestern Public Health Medical Officer of Health issued a Letter of Instruction for all businesses in Oxford County, Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas to mandate face coverings in enclosed public spaces. The Medical Officer of Health recommended that municipalities pass by-laws for a consistent approach to face coverings across the region.

A full copy of By-Law 20-38 can be accessed as part of the August 6th Council Agenda Package. 

Face Covering Required