All service users and any other parties are required to wear a mask or face covering upon entering any Nogdawindamin Office or when in a fleet vehicle with other works or service users. The mask or face covering must cover the nose, mouth and chin.
The following persons are exempted from the requirement to wear a mask or face covering and will not be required to provide proof of such exemption:
- Children under two years of age, or children under the age of five years either chronologically or developmentally who refuse to wear a mask or face covering and cannot be persuaded to do so by their caregiver;
- Persons with medical conditions who cannot safely wear a mask or face covering (e.g. due to breathing difficulties, cognitive difficulties, hearing or communication difficulties);
- Persons who cannot wear or remove a mask or face covering without assistance, including people who are accommodated under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) or are protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, Ch. 19 as amended
Persons unable to wear a mask shall be provided with a face shield to wear instead.