Mayor Michael Fougere and City Council Encouraging Regina Residents to Wear Face Masks
Today, Mayor Michael Fougere and City Council came together to encourage residents to wear face coverings or masks when visiting indoor public spaces or when riding in public vehicles.
“For the last several months, Reginans have worked very hard to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and I commend our community for their efforts,” Mayor Michael Fougere said. “Given the rise in active cases of COVID-19 in Regina, myself and my Council colleagues encourage our residents to wear a face covering or mask when they venture out of the house.”
In the last week, cases in Regina increased and there have been warnings of potential community transfer at several businesses.
“Many businesses and organizations are making efforts to keep their spaces clean and safe,” Mayor Fougere continued. “We are encouraging residents to take another measure, and that is to wear a face covering or mask. This is all in the spirit of keeping ourselves, our loved ones, and our friends and neighbours safe.”
While some cities have enacted mandatory mask bylaws, currently, the City of Regina’s primary focus is educating residents on positive impact that wearing face coverings can have in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
The City of Regina is sharing reliable sources on the appropriate use of non-medical masks from the Government of Saskatchewan and Government of Canada, as well as updates on impacts of COVID-19 to City programs and services, at Regina.ca/COVID19.