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iN VIDEO: Kamloops mayor asks residents to wear masks inside City facilities

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October 29, 2020 - 8:46 AM

While B.C.'s top doctor hasn't mandated mask wearing, she is expecting people to wear masks indoors and the City of Kamloops is taking that advice.

Following the direction of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the City of Kamloops now expects residents to wear a mask while inside any city facility, including city hall, the museum and the Tournament Capital Centre, according to a press release issued by the city.

The city also issued a video from Mayor Ken Christian.

"We have found it necessary based on the number of cases of COVID-19 in the Interior Health Authority and the increasing number of cases in British Columbia to ask that the public now wear masks when entering and leaving any of our civic facilities... we are in the second wave of COVID now," he said.

Christian noted that the city is following the lead of many businesses that are already taking this step.

In the IH region, 10 new cases of COVID-19 were reported yesterday, Oct. 28 and the health authority reported its first death in the region since April. There are 91 active cases in isolation in the region.

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