As of August 24, non-medical face masks will be mandatory in most indoor public spaces in Newfoundland, similar to the Nova Scotia requirements. The new rule applies to people aged five and older.

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief medical officer of health, issued the order today as part of the re-entry plans for the provincial school system.

The wearing of masks will not be mandatory in classrooms when students return in the fall; instead, it will be a personal choice for students and their parents or guardians. However, masks will be required in communal areas of a school — such as hallways, washrooms and entrances — for high school students and staff, and for junior high school students.


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