At the regular meeting June 28, Town Council approved a recommendation to repeal the Town’s Mandatory Mask Bylaw 31-20 and follow Alberta government guidelines to lift mandatory mask requirements, effective July 1.
“Council agreed that is more efficient to follow provincial guidelines given the trend of falling cases in Alberta, increased vaccination rates, and the move towards complete reopening,” said Deputy Mayor Matt Rockley.
The Town’s bylaw requires that the number of active COVID-19 cases be below 15 for 30 consecutive days before being repealed. Okotoks reached the milestone of fewer than 15 cases on June 18, and, if the bylaw had not been repealed, mandatory masks would be required until July 17.
The Town is also following government regulations in reopening facilities with regular hours including the Operations Centre and the Environmental Education Centre. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for both facilities.
Learn more about the Town's COVID-19 response at okotoks.ca/COVID