Windsor council extends city's mask bylaw amid protest
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Windsor council on Monday voted to extend the city's temporary mask bylaw.

The bylaw had to be voted on immediately as the rule was revoked at 12:01 a.m.

The city's order to use masks or other face coverings inside public spaces went into effect on Aug 19.

Mayor Drew Dilkens used his power under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

"The vast majority of the public gets it," says Dilkens. "They're following the rules, they're doing everything that's asked of them which is why I think we see the numbers fairly low in Windsor-Essex which is a good sign."

It followed a similar order from the Windsor Essex Health Unit in June. However, delegates who spoke on the matter before the vote appealed to councillors not to extend the order.

Ten delegates spoke on…
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