The B.C. government is removing the mask mandate for healthcare facilities.
Provincial officials said a decrease in all respiratory viruses has let them remove the restrictions.
Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter long-term care, assisted living, and healthcare facilities.
Universal mask-wearing in healthcare facilities isn’t required anymore, but provincial officials said there may be some situations and areas where they will be needed.
For example, if a patient has certain health issues, masks may be required when around them.
– with files from Josiah Spyker, My East Kootenay Now staff