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WDG Public Health expands face coverings orders

Now includes common areas of dwellings and staff-only areas of commercial businesses
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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has expanded its order on face coverings to include common areas of multi-unit dwellings and temporary lodgings as well as staff-only areas of commercial businesses.

In addition, a new Section 22 Class Order has been issued to owners and operators of driver instruction vehicles or driver examination vehicles to require face coverings, eye protection and screening.

The new restrictions go into effect on Monday, Public Health says in a press release.

"As cases of COVID-19 variants of concern continue to grow across the province, WDG Public Health is exploring all measures to keep cases low and the region as open as possible," says the release. "The existing Section 22 Class Order on face coverings (September 18, 2020) has been amended to include common
areas of multi-unit dwellings and temporary lodgings, as well as staff-only areas of commercial establishments."

The full Section 22 Class Orders can be viewed here.

Fines for violating the order can be as high as $5,000.