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Looking at the government and WorkSafeBC wording on mask policies. The only area that has a mandatory mask policy it seems are public areas and public accessed workplaces? A closed-door manufacturer that does not have public access would they not be excluded from the mandate?

That is incorrect. An excerpt from the Provincial Government website: 

Masks are strongly recommended in common areas in workplaces and apartment buildings like elevators, hallways and washrooms. Employees may not need to wear a mask in their offices or cubicle if there is a physical barrier like plexiglass in place. Individual workplaces may have further mask requirements that you should follow. 

It is strongly recommended that masks be worn in the following areas: 

Shared indoor workplace spaces, including: 

  • Elevators 
  • Kitchens 
  • Hallways 
  • Break rooms 


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