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The use of masks now mandatory on Airdrie Transit

Oct. 28, 2020/For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Effective immediately, riders are required to wear masks on Airdrie Transit vehicles.

On Oct. 27, 2020 Airdrie City Council mandated that masks are now required while using Airdrie Transit services as social distancing may not always be possible. Complimentary disposable masks are available to all Airdrie Transit users.

“We are constantly evaluating the local situation in regards to COVID-19 and making adjustments by following the direction of AHS and the Province,” says Chris MacIsaac. “This is one particular adjustment that we are implementing to enhance our safety measures to continue to keep our community healthy.”

In a bylaw passed by City Council in July, face coverings would be made mandatory in all public settings across the city if Airdrie moved into the 'enhanced' relaunch status as set by the Province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. With a recent rise in local active cases, the City has moved up from ‘open’ to ‘watch’ status.

While their use is required on public transit, the City strongly encourages residents to help prevent the spread of illness by using a mask or face covering in all public settings and especially where physical distancing of at least two meters cannot be maintained.


Media contact:

Chris MacIsaac
Team Leader, Airdrie Transit
City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext 8449