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Bus riders require face masks

BC Transit says all passengers will be mandated to wear masks as of Aug. 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It says the policy will be "implemented as an educational step without enforcement.
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BC Transit says all passengers will be mandated to wear masks as of Aug. 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It says the policy will be "implemented as an educational step without enforcement."

It says accommodations will be allowed for children under the age of 5 and those that can’t wear a face covering for health reasons.

"We recognize the advice from health professionals, including Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, has been to wear face coverings when physical distancing is not possible including on transit vehicles," it said in a release Aug. 6. "Customers have indicated making the use of face coverings mandatory will create a more comfortable environment."