Wearing face masks in White Rock during the COVID-19 pandemic
In White Rock, we are encouraging people to wear masks in indoor spaces and outside during the global pandemic when it’s hard to stay two metres apart from others.
The COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, formed to respond to the social and economic needs of the city during the COVID-19 pandemic, suggested that White Rock’s residents and visitors should be asked to wear masks. Council approved a mask communication campaign on Nov. 9, 2020.
Wearing a mask can help protect others by containing a person’s droplets when they are talking, laughing, singing, coughing or sneezing. Wearing a cloth mask is expected at shopping malls, grocery stores, community centres, on transit and other public indoor spaces.
Any mask should be used along with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand washing and physical distancing. Please be kind to others and respectful of those who cannot wear masks.