Town of Taber Temporary Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw Repealed
At their June 28th, 2021 meeting, Council of the Town of Taber repealed the Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw 22-2020 in accordance with the Government of Alberta’s movement into Step 3 of the “Open for Summer” plan.
The municipal Bylaw was originally passed on November 30th, 2020, and was subsequently superseded by the Government of Alberta’s provincial mask mandate in December 2020.
Although the Provincial mandate previously superseded the Town’s bylaw, Council has now chosen to rescind the bylaw to fall in line with the Province’s current guidelines and to create consistent understanding of messaging around COVID-19.
Masks are still mandatory by Provincial health orders until July 1st, 2021. The Province notes that specific settings may still require masks even after July 1st. Full details will be on the Government of Alberta’s website at www.alberta.ca/covid19
The Town of Taber reminds all citizens to continue being respectful to one another, regardless if you choose to wear a mask or not. Please remember that some individuals may still feel more comfortable wearing masks, and that is okay. Continue to be kind and courteous to one another, regardless of individual beliefs.
Additionally, please respect the rules of individual businesses, as they have the right to decide if masks are mandatory for their own place of business on private property and to enforce their own restrictions for the safety of their employees and customers.
Finally, the Town of Taber strongly encourages all individuals to get their COVID-19 vaccine or book their appointments if they have not yet done so. While the current vaccination rate has allowed us to get to Step 3 of the Province’s Reopening Plan, two doses of the vaccine are required to give better immunity and to protect yourself and those around you for the longest possible time.
Vaccines work. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines are safe.
Vaccines can be accessed for free by calling Health Link at 811, through local pharmacies, or at www.alberta.ca/vaccine