Masks Strongly Encouraged in all District of Kitimat Facilities

Posted On Friday November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020 - Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, the District of Kitimat is strongly encouraging masks to be worn in all public indoor District of Kitimat facilities to reduce the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19. This requirement is being implemented to protect community health and safety.

Exemptions

Those exempt from being strongly encouraged to wearing a face mask while inside District of Kitimat buildings include people:

  • Five years and under
  • Whose medical condition prevents them from wearing a face mask or covering

Optional Face Mask Activities

While participating in the following programs and activities, earing a mask is optional:

  • Fitness centres and weight rooms physical activities
  • Ice skating
  • Indoor sports

No Face Mask Activities:

Masks are not to be worn while swimming or participating in aquatic activities.

Individuals participating in the exempt physical activities listed above are asked to wear a face mask when going to and from in the designated activity area where signs or instructions will indicate that masks are optional. Individuals are still welcome to choose to wear a face mask while participating in activities that have been designated as "mask optional". Organizations that have included face masks as part of their safe return to play plans are asked to continue in accordance with those stipulations.

The District of Kitimat is working to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all customers and staff. All those attending our facilities are expected to behave responsibly.

The District continues to follow the lead of the Provincial Health Ministry and work with Northern Health to deal with the COVID-19 situation locally. The enhancement to the District of Kitimat’s COVID-19 safety protocols follow recent recommendations of the Provincial Medical Health Officer around mask use in indoor public spaces.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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