(July 7, 2021)
B.C. drops mandatory indoor mask order starting July 1
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry stated, “At this point the risk in the community is changing dramatically, particularly for people who are immunized.” As of July 1st, the provincial state of emergency, which went into effect at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been dropped.
In response, Tla’amin Executive Council has implemented the following:
• Tla’amin lands will now re-open to the general public.
• All signage containing road closures and access restriction visuals on Tla’amin roads will be removed.
• The Governance building is now re-opened. Facemasks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated. They are mandatory for those who are not fully vaccinated.
• Facemasks continue to be highly recommended during indoor and outdoor gatherings, such as public meetings or events, where the general public is gathering within close proximity to others. Indoor events can host up to 50 people.
• Anyone booking the gym (Salish Centre) and other community buildings for a function must do a sign-in sheet to register contact information on all attendees for contact-tracing purposes.
• Waiver forms must be signed stating that the person hosting the event will follow all Covid-19 Safety protocols/measures, and understand this is a “seated” event.
• Frequent hand washing and sanitizing remains a priority to continue safe and healthy practises to protect our families, neighbors, and especially our elders.
• These recommendations will be further reviewed following the announcement of Step 4 of BC’s Covid-19 Restart Plan on September 7th, or as needed in the event that the situation changes.
Different people may have different comfort levels, so please respect others’ views and continue to be kind to others.