Where in Canada are masks mandatory so far?
Most mandatory mask regulations in Canada so far concern transportation situations where people may have trouble physically distancing.
Transport Canada made masks mandatory for air passengers starting in April.
Some transit agencies in Ontario have announced that masks will be mandatory on buses, streetcars and trains, including Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and Guelph.
In addition, at least two municipalities are implementing mandatory mask laws:
- Côte Saint-Luc, Que., a Montreal suburb that had hundreds of confirmed COVID-19 cases and dozens of deaths by the beginning of June, is making face masks mandatory in indoor public spaces starting July 1.
- Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health in Ontario made masks or face coverings mandatory at most businesses in the counties of Wellington and Dufferin and the City of Guelph earlier in June.
Most regulations include exceptions for children under two years old and people who can’t wear a mask because of breathing difficulties or another medical condition or disability.