University of B.C. to keep mask mandate in place until June 30 as sixth wave looms

University of B.C. to keep mask mandate in place until June 30 as sixth wave looms
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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 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 will enter the sixth wave of the pandemic.

The university says in a statement there are signs of further Omicron variants and increased case numbers.

It says masks provide an added layer of protection, especially for those who are most vulnerable.

The university says it will monitor the situation and adjust protocols if needed.

Simon Fraser University says on its website that it encourages mask use on campuses and particularly in spaces where people are close together.

British Columbia lifted its mask mandate and capacity limits March 11.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 20, 2022.

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