Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Masks required in local public indoor areas: Officials

Harrison, Kent list examples of areas where masks are needed again

Per renewed regulations from the province, both the District of Kent and Village of Harrison Hot Springs announced returning mask regulations, effective Wednesday, Aug. 25.

During a press conference on Tuesday (Aug. 24), provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced all British Columbians would be required to wear masks in all indoor public places. This comes after the mandate was lifted as B.C. entered phase 3 of its restart plan in early July.

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Harrison Hot Springs officials remind the public masks will be required in all public areas of village buildings, which includes the Village Office, Memorial Hall, Tourism Harrison River Valley and the Ranger Station Art Gallery.

In the District of Kent, masks are mandatory in spaces such as Municipal Hall, the indoor areas of Ferny Coombe Pool, the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre except when exercising. These rules are in place regardless of vaccination status. Medical exceptions apply.


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