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Huskies Development Sessions and Face Coverings Bylaw
Submitted By Web Admin on Saturday, July 18, 2020
With the new By-law to "Require the Wearing of Face Coverings Within Enclosed Public Spaces" Mohawk 4 Ice Centre is now required to ensure that all those entering and remaining in the facility have a face covering in place.

To view the Bylaw click Bill_No._155_-_JULY_17_2020_COUNCIL

This means effective July 20th, all Hamilton Huskies participants ...

... are required to wear a face covering as defined in the bylaw upon entering the facility until they proceed to the ice surface and upon leaving the ice surface until they exit the facility.

Thank you for your cooperation.

“Face Covering” means a medical or non-medical mask or other face covering such as a balaclava, bandana, scarf, cloth, or other similar item that covers the nose, mouth, and chin without gapping

Specific exemption to our type of program ...
(h) is actively engaged in an athletic or fitness activity; 
"actively engaged" meaning while they are on the ice surface

2.1 Every Operator shall ensure that a clearly visible sign is posted at all entrances to their Establishment that contains the following wording: All persons entering or remaining in these premises shall wear a face covering which covers the nose, mouth, and chin as required under City of Hamilton By-law No. 20-155 (unless exempt). Please also respect the rights of those persons who are exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering in accordance with this By-law.
2.2 To assist with visual recognition, the wording in the signage referred to in section 2.1 shall be in a colour that contrasts with the sign’s background such as black text on white background, shall be in a sans serif font such as Arial or Verdana, and shall have a font size of at least 24 points.
2.3 Notwithstanding the above, the Director may approve any signage that meets the intent of this By-law.
2.4 Every Operator shall take reasonable steps to ensure that no member of the public is permitted entry to, or otherwise remains within, the Establishment unless the member of the public is wearing a Face Covering in a manner which covers their mouth, nose, and chin. This requirement shall not apply to members of the public that state that they fall within an exemption of this by-law or appear to fall within one of the exemptions.
2.5 Every Operator shall ensure that any person who refuses to comply with the requirements of this by-law is promptly asked to leave their Establishment and is reported to Authorized Staff upon failure to comply with this direction.
2.6 Every Operator shall ensure that a person responsible for ensuring compliance with this by-law is present at the Establishment at all times when it is open to the public.
2.7 Every Operator shall ensure that all persons working at the Establishment are aware of the requirements of this by-law.
2.8 Every Operator shall ensure that its employees and every person working within the Establishment wears a Face Covering while working in any part of the Establishment that is open to members of the public.
2.9 For the purposes of this by-law, no Operator shall require any employee or member of the public to provide proof that any exemption set out in section 4.1 applies to that employee or member of the public or request any Personal Health Information from any individual. 

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