“There are people for whom wearing a mask is not a viable option,” she said. “(For example) anyone who finds it hard to take it out on themselves, young children, people with disabilities, it can be very difficult. ”
Toronto City Council on Tuesday approved a temporary by-law to impose the use of face masks and coatings for indoor public spaces to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Henry said the number of COVID-19 cases in British Columbia. does not justify a similar law, it may be necessary in the future.
“We can, during the breathing season, with a surge, we can require people to wear masks in certain indoor situations,” said Henry. “If we start to see a lot more transmission in our communities. ”
For now, she wants British Columbians to wear a mask when they leave the house and expects people to wear them on public transit, in small grocery stores and wherever physical distance is difficult or impossible.