Effective November 19 at midnight, a new Provincial Health Order requires that all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce social interactions and travel. Masks are now mandatory in all public indoor and retail spaces in B.C.
Municipal Mask Policy
Masks were made mandatory at all indoor municipal facilities on October 26 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) Council endorsed a new policy on mandatory mask-wearing at their Regular Meeting on October 20, 2020.
This means all staff and visitors at Municipal Hall, Meadow Park Sports Centre, community centres, Whistler Public Library and Public Works buildings will be required to wear masks when inside those buildings. Disposable masks will be provided for those who arrive without one.
The RMOW’s mask-wearing policy is in place to encourage mask-wearing in our community and to support other local businesses with mandatory mask policies in place. In Whistler, there are many good reasons to wear a mask: to help protect our vulnerable community members, to help protect our front-line workers, to help local businesses survive by helping to avoid a second lock down and so that we can ski and ride and enjoy our winter season. Find out why in Whistler, we wear masks.