Non-surgical masks become mandatory in certain enclosed spaces (including churches) in Renfrew County the week of July 13. Exceptions include very young children and people with respiratory problems. Medical authorities are asking everyone to be kind to people who are not wearing a mask. They may have a valid reason for not wearing one. For more details and updates, please consult the website of the Pembroke Observer and News: https://www.pembrokeobserver.com/category/news/local-news.