UBC will keep mask mandate
The Canadian Press – April 20, 2022 / 17:30 | History: 366567
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Students sit under a canopy of cherry blossom trees at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 7, 2022. The University of British Columbia says it will maintain its mask mandate for indoor spaces through the end of June. According to experts, the province will enter the sixth wave of the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The University of British Columbia says it will keep its mask mandate for indoor spaces until the end of June as experts anticipate the province entering the sixth wave of the pandemic.
The university says in a statement that there are signs of more Omicron variants and a higher number of cases.
He says masks provide an extra layer of protection, especially for those who are most vulnerable.
The university says it will monitor the situation and adjust protocols if necessary.
Simon Fraser University says on its website that it encourages the wearing of masks on campus and particularly in spaces where people are together.
British Columbia lifted its mask mandate and capacity limits on March 11.