Hay River lifting mandatory mask rule on Thursday

A shot of the Hay River in May 2021. (Supplied by Vince Hiebert.)
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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.

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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