SUDBURY -- As of July 17, 2020, the public will be required to wear a face covering when entering an indoor business, organizations and on public transit systems in the service area of Algoma Public Health.  

The health unit says instructions are being issued to all persons responsible for a business or organization that is open.  Officials say businesses and organizations must adopt a policy that requires people to wear a mask or face covering in all enclosed public spaces.

APH’s Medical Officer of Health is issuing these instructions under the authority of the provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act as part of ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“As the province continues to reopen, and as we continue to maintain corridors of essential travel between Algoma and other regions including southern Ontario and the US, we need to step up preventive measures in our public spaces, to keep workers and customers safe, and help business reopen safely, and stay open,” said Dr. Marlene Spruyt, Medical Officer of Health.

APH says its committed to supporting local businesses and organizations.

Businesses and organizations can reference the health unit’s website to download and print signage to assist them in reopening safely.