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Staff to Recommend Ending Mask Bylaw at Special Halton Regional Council Meeting March 19


*ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTE – UPDATE MARCH 17, 2022: A Special Meeting of Regional Council has been called for Saturday, March 19 to consider a staff report on the Region’s mask bylaw to revoke the bylaw at 12:01 a.m. on March 21, 2022. This would align with the Province.

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At Halton Regional Council’s March 19 Special Meeting, staff will be recommending council approves ending the mask bylaw for the Region of Halton — if approved, this would go into effect immediately after the vote. This item was originally planned to go to the March 23 Regional Council meeting.

Burlington City Council will be discussing the city’s mask bylaw, physical distancing bylaw and State of Emergency declaration at its meeting on March 22. We value the extra week and a half from when the Province announced the removal of its mask mandates in most settings, to see where the health indicators are, especially after the March Break, before making a final decision.

Relevant Halton Region Staff Recommendation:

THAT Regional Council approve the amendment of the expiration date of By-law No. 47-20 to 11:59pm on March 23, 2022, substantially in the form of the draft amending by-law appended to Report No. LPS26-22 as Attachment #2.

Halton Region Staff Report: LPS26-22_-_Update_5_Mandatory_Non-Medical_Masks_Face_Coverings.docx


Following consultation with the Region’s Medical Officer of Health, Staff recommend amending the expiration of By-Law No. 47-20 to 11:59pm on March 23, 2022, to align with the removal of the Provincial requirements relating to the wearing of a mask or face covering in most indoor settings.

Staff will continue to monitor key public health indicators along with public health guidance and recommendations from the Province and will report back to Council should any further amendments to By-law No. 47-20 be recommended

There are several attachments to the staff report that you can find on the main agenda page here:

Look under Item 7. Consideration of Reports Motions > Administration and Finance – Regular > Item 1 – LPS26-22 – Update 5: Mandatory Non-Medical Masks/Face Coverings in Certain Enclosed Public Places in Halton Region (Agenda Pages 317-336).

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