As you prepare to head out to your cabin in Ontario this weekend keep in mind that masks are now required in all enclosed public spaces.

That probably includes your favourite eating establishment in Kenora.

Restaurants, retail establishments, churches, gyms, hotels, spas, and any public transportation are among the facilities where face coverings are now mandated.

That precautionary COVID-19 measure took effect in all of northwestern Ontario this past Monday.

Young children and those who cannot safely wear masks for medical reasons are exempt from these new safety regulations.