St. Catharines council moves forward on creating mandatory mask by-law


St. Catharines Council has voted in favour of moving forward on a mandatory mask by-law.

A special meeting was held this afternoon and councillors voted in favour of staff proceeding with the creation of a mandatory mask by-law, which will be finalized next week by council.

The draft by-law would require people to wear masks or face coverings, if they are able to, when in public spaces indoors.

Children under 2 and residents who can't wear masks for medical reasons would be exempt.

The by-law will go before council next Monday for final approval.

On Wednesday, a special meeting of Niagara Regional Council will conduct a similar meeting.