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Hay River lifting mandatory mask rule on Thursday

Staff and patrons will no longer have to wear masks in public buildings in Hay River, as the town lifts its mandatory mask rule.

The switch is effective 8 a.m. on Thursday July 8.

The change comes after Dr. Kami Kandola, NWT’s Chief Public Health Officer, announced COVID-19 restrictions on indoor gatherings would be loosening on June 29.

Yellowknife lifted its mandatory mask rule on June 28.

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The Town of Hay River said in a statement posted to its Facebook pages that patrons were free to continue wearing masks, and that the CPHO may require masks at larger gatherings.

The Town added sign-in sheets would still be at all the town’s facilities for contract tracing purposes.

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