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You don't need a medical exemption card if you can't wear a face mask: WDG Public Health

The health unit says the cards aren't real and you don't have to prove you can't wear a face covering
Courtesy of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

They're not real and they're not needed. 

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is out with that message. 

Officials issued the notice on Wednesday after reports that fraudulent cards have been circulating. 

The cards in question are labelled 'Face Mask Medical Exemption Card' and state, "I have a medical condition that prevents me from wearing a mask or face covering."

While they look fairly official, they're not. 

Businesses in that jurisdiction are not required to ask for any kind of proof if a shopper claims they can't wear a mask. 

Under Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph's mandatory mask order, young children under the age of 2 are exempt, and kids under 5 who have developmental challenges.

Anyone with a medical condition, like a respiratory disease or hearing issues, is also absolved. 

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