Les Marchés Publics de Montréal
July 17, 2020

Mandatory mask or face covering in your public markets

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Following the provincial government regulation adopted on July 16, wearing a mask or face cover will now be mandatory for all people 12 years of age and older when you visit one of your public markets. Entrance staff will be welcoming visitors at the entrances to the Jean-Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve markets to ensure the safety of all and will be able to distribute masks to those who have forgotten it in exchange for a voluntary contribution. Hand sanitation stations will still be available at entry points. Note that wearing a visor does not replace wearing a mask or face cover. At picnic tables, you will be able to remove the mask when seated to enjoy your meal, but you will have to put it back on when standing. For your safety, please ensure that the people accompanying you to your table all come from the same address. Your merchants will always be protected by a physical barrier (of the Plexiglas type) and must wear the mask when moving in the common areas of the markets. It is strongly recommended that they wear it at all times, especially if it is not possible for them to maintain 2 meters of distance between employees.

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