BC officially lifted its indoor mask mandate on Friday, to mixed reactions from the public.
But even though the province has dropped mandatory mask rules, there are still several places in Metro Vancouver where patrons must continue to mask up for the time being.
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Airports (and airplanes) are federally regulated, so indoor masking rules still apply.
Hospitals and long-term care homes
Visitors in health-care settings and long-term cares homes will still need to put on a mask when visiting their loved one, the BC Ministry of Health confirmed to Daily Hive. Masks can only be taken off when in single-occupancy rooms of long-term care homes.
People going to courthouses in BC are still required to wear a mask in the courtroom itself as well as lobbies and waiting areas. Several chief justices released a statement March 11 saying masks will continue to be mandatory until further notice.
Service Canada locations
These centres follow federal public health guidelines, which state masks must be worn indoors.
University of British Columbia
UBC will continue requiring masks to be worn in public indoor spaces on both campuses, until the end of the 2021/22 Winter Session on April 30, 2022. Learn more: https://t.co/beJZA9doGD pic.twitter.com/lRQ26zn7Ya
— University of British Columbia (@UBC) March 11, 2022
Students going to in-person classes at UBC will need to keep wearing their masks until the end of this term. The campus mandate will stay in place until April 30.
Although TransLink, BC Transit, and BC Ferries have lifted their mask mandates, vehicles serving HandyDART users will still require masks.
Long-term care facilities
Visitors to long-term care facilities must still wear a surgical mask at all times, except when visiting residents in single-occupancy rooms, according to the province’s website.
Businesses with mandatory mask policies
Although the public health order has been dropped, individual businesses and workplaces can still require employees and customers to wear masks.