COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATES
UPDATED: April 29, 2022
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Mount Pearl is working to manage the risk for our community. The city continues to take measures to protect our employees, residents, and businesses.
Recommended Face Masks
As of Sunday, May 1st, wearing a non-medical mask that covers the nose and mouth is strongly recommended for people ages 5 years or older in all City of Mount Pearl facilities, including recreational facilities.
A recommended mask is:
- made of at least 2 layers of tightly woven material fabric (such as cotton or linen). Masks with an effective middle filter layer are preferred over 2-layer masks.
- large enough to completely and comfortably cover the nose and mouth without gaps
- comfortable and does not require frequent adjustment
Masks should not:
- be shared with others
- impair vision or interfere with tasks
- be made of plastic or other non-breathable materials
- be secured with tape or other inappropriate materials
- be made exclusively of materials that easily fall apart, such as tissues
- be placed on children under the age of 2 years
- be placed on anyone unable to remove them without assistance or anyone who has trouble breathing
Masks that are not recommended:
- Mask with exhalation valves
- Face shields are not a replacement for masks, unless there are reasons which make this necessary
- Clear plastic face masks
- Neck gaiters (also known as neck warmers or buffs), scarves or bandanas
Proof of Vaccination Requirement – City Facilities
All city employees, members of council, students, on-site vendors, and contractors are required to:
- Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an approved medical exemption, to report for work, enter the workplace, or enter any city facilities for a work purpose;
- Provide proof of vaccination to the city.
There is no requirement to provide proof of vaccination if you are entering a city facility as a patron or volunteer.
The city has a developed a printable COVID-19 sign package that can be placed throughout your workplace or business.
What else can you do?
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within communities and across the country, all Canadians are advised to follow national and provincial guidelines including:
- Get vaccinated against COVID-19
- Limit contact with people at higher risk, such as older adults and those in poor health
- When you leave your home, always keep a distance of 2 metres/6 feet from others
- Practice proper hygiene, which can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food (use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available).
- When coughing or sneezing, cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand. Dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
If you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, please call 811 and adhere to the advice given.
We encourage everyone to stay informed by following credible sources of information.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/coronavirus or https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/