Masks could be mandatory in city buildings in Richmond, similar motion coming in Vancouver

CTV News Vancouver

The City of Richmond is looking at making masks mandatory inside all municipal facilities, such as recreation centres and libraries, and CTV News has learned the idea is also going to be raised in Vancouver.

Richmond’s proposed mask requirement for city buildings was approved unanimously at a committee meeting on Monday. There would be exceptions in some cases, including children under five and people engaged in strenuous exercise.

Mayor Malcolm Brodie said people who don’t have a mask would be offered one. Refusal of service is possible for those who won’t comply.

“With the prevalence of people wearing masks in Richmond, it should prove not that difficult to introduce,” Brodie said. “Because social distancing is so imprecise, we think it’s better to say just wear the mask.” …

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