Tue. May 17th, 2022

BC is set to change its indoor public mask mandate to include everyone aged five and up.

The mandate will be officially announced next week, and the mandate will be in line with the COVID mask mandate in schools, which requires everyone from kindergarten and beyond to wear a mask indoors.

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It will include shopping malls, shopping malls, grocery stores, libraries, meeting centers, pubs and bars as well as in workplaces where people interact with larger sections of the public.

More details about the decision and when the order will take effect will be given during next week’s COVID-19 briefing.

The previous order was for all 12 years and over in the province.

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In this Provincial Order, a mask or face covering is defined as a medical or non-medical mask covering the nose and mouth.

Face masks are not a substitute for a mask.


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Indoor mask mandate is now applicable to all BC school children


Indoor mask mandate is now applicable to all BC school children

Persons who cannot wear a mask or who cannot take or remove a mask without the help of others are exempt.

A person may not be able to wear a mask for a psychological, behavioral, or health condition or due to a physical, cognitive, or mental impairment.

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