Richmond will implement mask policy in city buildings

Welland Tribune

Richmond city council has approved a mask policy for civic buildings, including city hall and community centres.

Councillors voted in favour of the policy at last night’s council meeting. The idea was first presented at general purposes committee on Sept. 8 by Coun. Bill McNulty, who said at the time that he wanted Richmond to “lead and set an example” when it came to measures that could help curb the spread of the virus. …

Staff will begin implementing the policy as soon as possible, and it will be fully in place by Nov. 1. Staff working in city buildings will also be provided with reusable masks, a consideration Lusk said fits into the current budget.

“While it’s put forward as a mask policy, and that’s what it is, I think that it’s a broader program than just mandating that every single person who comes into city hall or city facilities is going to have to wear a mask,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.