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Masks mandatory at medical clinic

Masks are now mandatory for visitors to the Fort St. John medical clinic. The Fort St. John Family Practice Associates Clinic made the announcement Thursday.
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Many Canadians are wearing face masks in public and say they will get the COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available to the public.

Masks are now mandatory for visitors to the Fort St. John medical clinic.

The Fort St. John Family Practice Associates Clinic made the announcement Thursday. 

“Our clinic has taken many precautions to protect our staff, physicians and patients during this pandemic, many of which have chronic diseases and immunocompromised systems,” Brekkas said. “We feel it is important at this time to now implement mandatory masks for the safety of everyone.”

Brekkas said patients are asked to bring their own masks.

“These are readily available at most local stores or may be of the homemade variety. We ask that patients bring their own mask with them into the clinic," Brekkas said.

Exceptions will be made for children under the age of two, or for those with medical conditions that make masks difficult to wear.

There have been 12 COVID-19 cases reported in northeast B.C. over the last week.

Email reporter Tom Summer at tsummer@ahnfsj.ca.