WINNIPEG — The City of Winnipeg announced that starting on Saturday, Aug. 29, masks will be required when entering city-operated facilities or when using city vehicles, including Winnipeg Transit and Winnipeg Transit Plus.
The city said it made this decision to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and noted it is not a replacement for handwashing or physical distancing.
Winnipeg city councillors gathered Friday with city administrators to discuss the issue of masks.
CTV News has been told a 1 p.m. virtual seminar on Friday is scheduled to discuss mask use.
The city has been facing increasing pressure to mandate mask use on transit as several cities across the country have already done so.
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, along with Jay Shaw, the manager of the city’s emergency operations system, will speak to reporters at 3 p.m. at City Hall.
CTV News Winnipeg will live-stream the event.
This is a developing story. More details to come.
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