Municipality of Bayham

Southwestern Public Health - Mandatory Face Coverings (Masks) - Letter of Instruction

Face Coverings

On July 30, 2020 Southwestern Public Health issued a letter of instruction to businesses to implement mandatory face coverings (masks) in all enclosed public spaces in Oxford County, Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. The letter of instruction comes into effect at 11:59 p.m. on July 30, 2020. Businesses have a one-week grace period if they need time to prepare and train staff. All policies are required to be in-place by 12:00 a.m. on August 6, 2020. This letter of instruction regarding universal face covering mandate is to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

Southwestern Public Health is committed to supporting local businesses and organizations to reopen safely. Should you require additional information, please visit for additional information and resources or contact the Southwestern Public Health COVID-19 Call Centre Toll-free at 1-800-922-0096 x 9.