Chamonix Valley: where is it mandatory to wear a mask again?


The prefectural decree concerns the four communes of the upper Arve valley. But locally, this obligation to wear a mask finds a different application depending on whether you are in Chamonix or in other communes

Chamonix: face mask is mandatory


The mask is mandatory again in the pedestrian streets of Chamonix

On Thursday 29 July, the prefect of Haute-Savoie therefore decided to impose the wearing of masks outdoors in 85 communes: those with more than 5,000 inhabitants. In the Chamonix valley, this measure obviously concerns the mountaineering capital but more broadly all four communes in the upper Arve valley. In terms of tourist towns, Les Houches, Servoz and Vallorcine are concerned.

The prefectural decree specifies that wearing a mask is compulsory from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. for anyone, from 11 years of age and over. Wearing a mask is compulsory until 31 August throughout the urbanized area of the municipality unless the mayor defines a more restricted perimeter.

Quite logically, the mayor of Chamonix has therefore renewed his municipal decree of last summer imposing the mask in the pedestrian streets of Chamonix (rue des Moulins, rue du Docteur Paccard, rue Joseph-Vallot, quais d'Arve, avenue Ravanel le Rouge, avenue Michel-Croz, avenue Aiguille-du-Midi) but also on the forecourt of Montenvers or the Aiguille du Midi, or near the school city, the promenade du Fori, the MJC, the swimming pool, ice rink and speed ring. The mask is also compulsory in all markets and flea markets.

Finally, in Argentière, rue Charlet-Straton between the SNCF bridge and the northern exit of the village, with the village road are also included in the perimeter where wearing a mask is compulsory.

Elsewhere, in the Chamonix valley, the situation is a little different. Due to the lack of a pedestrian street, the densification of the public is not comparable. In Les Houches, the Mayor does not define a particular perimeter for wearing a mask. The municipal decree only concerns gatherings, markets, flea markets and other gatherings.

Vallorcine is on the same line. "We issued a municipal decree to indicate that there is no designated urban area," explains the mayor Jérémy Vallas. The only place where you have to wear the mask is the SNCF station or the cable car station, but it is already the law ”while specifying that it is necessary to use common sense and keep the mask when there is world around you" .

Source: @Le Dauphiné

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