Until at least April 29, most Ottawa residents will continue to be required to wear masks in public spaces. At the recommendation of the Medical Officer of Health, the Council first approved the temporary bylaw last July.
It called for most individuals, including retail stores, to wear masks on OC Transpo vehicles and transit stations, as well as any indoor public spaces. At midnight on Wednesday, the bylaw was set to expire.
People with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, children under two and people who require accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code do not have to wear a mask. It’s not mandatory to wear the mask while participating in an outdoor activity, but it is recommended.