Mask Requirement in Indoor Facilities
Starting Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, as per BC provincial health orders, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season.
The order from the provincial health officer will require people ages 12 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not recommended for children under the age of two, but should be encouraged for children ages 2-11 in public settings.
Masks may be removed temporarily in indoor public places for the following reasons:
Masks are exempt for the following:
This temporary order will be reassessed as the B.C. vaccine card requirement is fully implemented in certain social and recreational settings, as announced by provincial health authorities on Aug. 23.