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Mask-wearing mandatory in indoor public spaces at all civic facilities

By Order of the Provincial Health Officer, starting on Wednesday, August 25, all visitors to civic facilities must wear masks while in indoor public spaces. Employees and visitors who are 12 and over who are not wearing masks will be denied entry and/or asked to leave the facility regardless of their vaccination status.

City staff will be re-installing signs at all city facilities to remind visitors of the Public Health Orders, which apply to all publicly accessible spaces in civic facilities, including:

  • City Hall atrium
  • all public service counters, including the Service Centre
  • elevators and public accessible stairwells and hallways
  • public waiting areas
  • the Prince George Aquatic Centre and the arenas

Per the Public Health Order, a mask or face covering is defined as a medical or non-medical mask that covers the nose and mouth. Face shields are not a substitute for a mask, as there is an opening below the mouth.

This order does not apply to visitors with medical exemptions. People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask without the assistance of others are also exempt.

Masks may be removed temporarily in indoor public places to identify the individual wearing the mask, to consume food or beverage at a location designated for this purpose, while participating in a sport or fitness activity in a sport facility or while receiving a personal or health service that requires the mask to be removed.

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