The Town of Cochrane now has 14 active cases of COVID and the mandatory use of face coverings and masks has become mandatory in indoor public spaces, with some exceptions.
The number of cases in Rocky View County has shot up to 57. Provincewide, we've climbed to 7.965 cases including 39 in ICU.
There have been a total of 360 deaths since the onset of the pandemic.
In a release minutes ago, the town stated, "For the safety and protection of our community, beginning today it is our mandated duty to wear a face-covering in indoor public spaces and in public vehicles, with some exceptions."
Face coverings are not required:
- When eating or drinking at a public premises, like a restaurant.
- When you’re doing physical activity, like in a gym or fitness centre.
- For children under five years of age.
- In private spaces, like a home or office.
- People with disabilities or underlying medical conditions that affect their ability to wear a face covering.
- If you are unable to place, use or remove a face covering safely without assistance.
- If you are care-giving for or accompanying a person with a disability where wearing a face covering would hinder the accommodation of the person’s disability (for example, ability to lipread).
- For people who have temporarily removed their face covering where doing so is necessary to provide or receive a service (for example, a visit to the dentist).
You can learn more about the town's response here.