World News – CA – Masks are mandatory across all indoor, public and retail locations in British Columbia


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British Colombians will now be required to wear masks in public places, including malls, civic facilities, grocery stores, and local civic facilities.

“This means if you are at work, in your office, you don’t need to wear a mask,” said Regional Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, as the county has reported 538 new cases of COVID-19, including 11 in North Health.

« However, if you are in a co-working space, public space, or public place, such as elevators, corridors, or other common areas,.

Health officials introduced district-specific measures on November 7, and expanded them in an effort to fight the second wave of COVID-19..

The previously established pooling limit in Vancouver and Fraser Health has now been extended to the rest of the county; Residents will not be allowed to group with anyone outside their immediate family or primary bubble until December 7.

Doctor Henry said, « We need to go back to what we were doing in April, May and March, where we had a pandemic bubble. ».

In today’s (Thursday) briefing on COVID-19, it was noted that most transmission of the virus came from close-knit social gatherings, not interactions between workers and the public..

However, Dr. Henry acknowledged that her stance on mandatory masks had changed after hearing concerns expressed by business owners concerned about mask enforcement..

In Prince George, the city immediately notified the public that masks would be mandatory in all civilian facilities.

Staff and visitors who do not wear masks will be denied entry and asked to leave.

This does not apply to visitors with medical exemptions or those under the age of two years.

Also according to public health orders today, spectators are not permitted to participate in any indoor or outdoor sports in the urban squares and aquarium.

Sports teams traveling from outside Prince George will not be able to participate in sporting events at city facilities.

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World News – CA – Masks are mandatory in all indoor, public and retail stores in British Columbia


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