Ahead of the mandatory face-covering policy coming August 24th for BC Transit passengers, the company, along with the Comox Valley Regional District will be handing out masks this Friday.

You can pick up a mask at one of three locations in the valley including the 4th Street Exchange, Driftwood Mall and the Comox Mall from 7:30 am 9:30 am.

The company says it’s following the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC, and drawing on the best practices of the transit industry worldwide to move ahead with the mandatory face-covering policy.

While face coverings are mandatory, BC Transit says the policy is an educational step and will not be enforced.  

The educational position is aligned with TransLink and other transit agencies in Canada. 

For more details about BC Transit’s response to COVID-19, and a list of the safety measures in place, visit bctransit.com.