COVID-19 Update: Province Implements Mandatory Mask Policy

Masks are Mandatory!

Provincial Health Officer, Dr Bonnie Henry has officially mandated that masks must be worn in all public spaces, including apartment and condo building common areas. This is effective as of November 19th and will be in place until at least December 7th. LandlordBC has created a sign you may print off to post in your buildings.

Do my staff need to wear masks when in common areas of buildings?
Yes, this order applies to any person in common areas of a residential or condo(strata) buildings.

What do I do if I have a tenant that is not complying with this new order?
Under the Government’s Emergency Program Act, some orders can be enforced by police. Additionally, people who do not follow these orders could be fined. We recommend that in the event you need to contact our local authorities you do so through their non-emergency line.

May I enter my tenant’s unit?
While there are currently no restrictions on entering a tenanted unit with proper notice, we encourage all landlords to only enter a tenant’s unit if absolutely necessary. More information on safe premises can be found  at www.Landlordbc.ca/covid-19.

Resources
LandlordBC COVID-19 Information
BC Centre for Disease Control
Government of BC Website