This article says that TransLink and BC Ferries will be dropping their mask mandates.
Uh, I ended up being to busy today to summarize. I’ll do that tomorrow.
In the meantime, here’s an article which does a brief summary. The highlights are:
- By the time you read this, the province will no longer require masks in most indoor public spaces. You will still need to wear masks in many health care settings. You are encouraged to continue wearing masks anywhere where physical distancing is difficult, like on transit.
- The vax card will no longer be required as of 8 April, as long as conditions continue to improve.
- Businesses are allowed to still require masks for their employees. They can ask their patrons to wear masks, but I’m not clear at the moment on whether they are allowed to turn away those who do not comply. I’m also not clear on whether businesses are allowed to require vax cards.
This article says that the province is moving to “informed consent” for all of the “other” health care professionals (e.g. chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists) instead of required them to get vaccinated. I acknowledge that I did not watched all of the press conference yet, but I had a different impression. I thought DrH said that they were taking time to work with the Colleges to tailor the requirements, and I had the impression that they would require some professionals to get vaccinated and others not. (For example, I could imagine that occupational therapists wouldn’t need to get vaccinated but chiropractors would.) Watch this space tomorrow, I’ll try to get a better answer.
+336 cases, +4 deaths, +524 first doses, +1,620 second doses, +2,729 other doses.
Currently 388 in hospital / 52 in ICU.
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