The City of Merritt is mandating masks in all indoor city facilities moving forward.
“The City recognizes that we are in the middle of a global pandemic and we need to follow the few but important recommended precautionary measures so that we can continue to keep our staff, patrons and the community safe. Throughout the pandemic, we have managed risks based on public health guidance and at this time, there is an expectation for a heightened response,” wrote Communications Manager Will George.
“In response to Bonnie Henry’s expectation for people to wear masks in public places, face coverings will be made mandatory in the City of Merritt indoor public places within civic facilities. This is a precautionary measure in line with the City’s COVID-19 safety plan (such a plan is required by all employers in BC by PHO order),” added George.
The City did state that some exceptions would be made.
“People with medical conditions or disabilities that inhibit the ability to wear a face coverings, people eating food when physically distancing, when entering a booked space for a private event, a field of play, when outside, persons under 2 years of age, or first responders in an emergency situation,” listed George.
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