Airdrie doctors group urges city to mandate masks as cases climb

According to doctors, the medical system in Airdrie is close to a breaking point. A group representing all 50 of Airdrie’s family physicians has asked the city to make masks mandatory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML3n1c0FHDI

The existing bylaw in Airdrie which was approved by the council at the end of July states that mask-wearing will be made mandatory when the city reaches enhanced status according to AHS. Regions around Edmonton and Calgary are listed as enhanced.

Dr. Fozia Alva, a family physician and chair of the Airdrie Community Physicians Association, stated that the group approached the mayor and council in the spring with their concerns over the future of the virus in Airdrie, but now it is critical.

The doctor urges the mayor to make masks mandatory because it is such a low-cost public intervention.

The doctor urges the mayor to make masks mandatory because it is such a low-cost public intervention.

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For more information about face masks, check out these sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51205344

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/09/30/mask-guidelines-covid-faq/?arc404=true

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