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PRESS RELEASE: NOVEMBER 18, 2020

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MASKS NOW MANDATORY IN BC PUBLIC PLACES

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced today that British Columbians must now wear masks in all indoor public places. 

She explained that she reversed her stance on the issue after hearing that businesses were concerned about having to enforce guidelines on mask-wearing in a bid to slow the spread of the disease.

She commented  “This is one of those things we did very reluctantly. But right now, I have concern we have transmission happening even if it’s with the seemingly appropriate measures in place. This is a measure I feel is important now.”

We have always been in support of mask wear but the concern has been employers trying to force our members to enforce it with the public. Dr. Bonnie just took care of that.

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