On Thursday, November 19, the province's top doctor, Bonnie Henry, addressed the public, putting further new rules on wearing masks in B.C. 

As of now, masks will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces in the province. 

"I have for many weeks made clear the importance of wearing masks, particularly now."

Though, the top doctor said that based on current trends, mandates are clearly required. 

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A requirement for the wearing masks for all indoor public and retail spaces for staff and for customers, except for when eating or drinking.

Bonnie Henry

She explained that if you are at your desk, you don’t need to wear a mask. But in shared workspaces and common spaces, you do.

As for visiting restaurants, you’ll need to wear masks when you are not at your table. This includes coming in and going to the washroom. Staff must also wear masks. 

This doesn't apply to anyone who can't put on a mask on their own or kids under the age of two. 

There are several more instances in which one may need to wear a mask or in which one is exempt. This announcement follows new provincewide restrictions, also announced today. 

*This article's cover photo is for illustrative purposes only. 

 
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