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Grey-Bruce MOH renews face coverings order

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GREY-BRUCE – Dr. Ian Arra, medical officer of health for Grey and Bruce counties, announced on Sept. 9 he will be renewing the face coverings order issued on July 17.

The renewed order, which applies to all commercial establishments in Grey and Bruce counties, comes into effect on Friday, Sept. 11 at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect for 28 days (Oct. 9).

The order directs all commercial establishments, to the fullest extent possible, do the following:

  • ensure effective measures are in place to maintain physical distancing of two metres amongst all employees and clients;
  • ensure the availability of alcohol-based hand rub at all entrances and exits; and,
  • make the best effort (verbal) to restrict persons from entering the premises or remaining within the premises if not wearing a face covering. Turning away or refusing a customer is not required under this order.

Arra said in a press release that the order may be rescinded, amended or extended by further order.

“The preventative measures, as identified in the renewed order, reduce the risk of cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in Grey and Bruce Counties,” said Arra.

“The community continues to embrace the use of face coverings as a part of their personal routine along with physical distancing and other public health recommendations. There is a great need to continue to do everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”