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Help prevent the spread of COVID-19: How to use a mask

This poster illustrates the steps to follow to put on and take off a mask safely.

Public health orders

On November 19, 2020, the provincial health officer (PHO) announced that the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General would be issuing a public safety order under the Emergency Program Act around mandatory use of masks. On November 24, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General issued an order requiring all British Columbians, 12 years of age and older, to wear masks in many indoor settings. Refer to mandatory masks for more information.

Additional resources and information about COVID-19 are also available.