BC Transit encourages passengers to wear masks and social distance when possible, and enter their new contest for a bus pass, and more prizes. (BC Transit/Facebook)

BC Transit to hand out face coverings in the Cowichan Valley

Masks will be mandatory for BC Transit passengers beginning August 24

In light of the implementation of BC Transit’s mandatory face covering policy, BC Transit and the Cowichan Valley Regional District will be handing out masks on Aug. 20 in the Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System.

Beginning Aug. 24, all BC Transit passengers will be required to wear face coverings unless they meet exclusion criteria.

RELATED: Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Exemptions for BC Transit’s mandatory face covering policy include:

• Anyone with an underlying medical condition or disability which inhibits the ability to wear a mask or face covering;

•Persons unable to place or remove a mask or face covering without assistance;

• Children under five years of age;

• Employees working behind a physical barrier or within areas designated for employees and not for public access; and

• Police, employees, or first responders in an emergency situation.

Masks will be handed out at London Drugs at Village Green Mall on Aug. 20 from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., and 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Face coverings will also be handed out by 49th Parallel in Ladysmith, the Town of Ladysmith, Cowichan Lake Community Services, the CVRD, Galleto’s Market, and the Walmart Lotto Centre. The masks will be handed out upon request while supplies last.

For more information on BC Transits COVID-19 procedures visit: BCTransit.com/COVID19.

Transit

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cowichan’s 49ers just miss fourth Grover Cup

Since the 49ers were founded, the team had never lost a Tony Grover Cup final

Mary Lowther column: Contemplating the compost heap

David made me a three-bin compost system

Sarah Simpson Column: Mistakes will happen but kindness prevails

You know those jerks who always follow the trail directions wrong? I… Continue reading

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

New ACT team will help Cowichan residents struggling with mental health issues

The Cowichan Valley ACT team will be one of six new teams being created across the province.

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Vancouver Island Tour de Rock riders roll into Parksville Qualicum Beach

Saturday’s schedule includes Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino, followed by Nanaimo on Sunday

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Most Read