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Public Health Agency of Canada Issues Non-Medical Mask Policy for All Essential Workers Crossing the Border

The Canadian Trucking Alliance was informed today by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is directing the agency, effective immediately, to implement a policy requiring all essential workers crossing the border to wear a non-medical mask or face covering and to provide drivers with a mask should they not have one.

In its conversation with CBSA, CTA was told that no drivers will be turned away from entering Canada as a result of this policy and CBSA will be attempting to provide drivers with a mask should they not have one.
The direction from the Public Health Agency of Canada reads:

β€œIn addition, all travellers arriving in Canada will be required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering to proceed to their final destination where they will isolate or quarantine. They will be provided with a mask if they do not have one.”

To understand what a non-medical mask or face covering is, please see here.

CTA will be working with CBSA and PHAC to specifically define which appropriate face coverings will satisfy the policy.

 

 

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