• Mariah Wilson

The Lowdown on the New Face Coverings Bylaw in Calgary


Illustration by Kraig Brachman

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Calgary, the local government introduced a new bylaw on August 1 that requires Calgarians to wear a face covering if they use public transit and ridesharing services, enter an indoor business or use a city facility (like recreation centres or City Hall).

While there are some exceptions to this rule, most people are not off the hook. For people who refuse to wear a face covering, they'll be fined $50 and will not be allowed to enter the facility that they are trying to until they put on a face covering.

But, if you, a family member or a dependent meets one the following requirements, then a face covering is not required:

  • If you're a child who's 2 years old or younger