Interior Health easing restrictions, but mask mandate remains in place

Sarah Jones | September 13, 2021 in COVID-19

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The COVID-19 restrictions that were put in place for Interior Health on Aug. 20 are now being eased, as cases begin to see a decline and the BC Vaccine Card is brought into place.

With the introduction of the Vaccine Card it will allow for the following restrictions in the Interior to be eased:

In addition, the Central Okanagan food and liquor servicing order has been lifted, and alcohol service may resume after 10 pm starting today.  

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The following regional health orders will remain in place across the Interior:

These measures will remain in place until Interior Health experiences lower cases and higher vaccination rates.

“Thank you to everyone across the Interior who continues to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown. “However, we can’t let our guard down now. Getting vaccinated and being able to show proof of vaccination is how we can now resume some events and activities safely and with more people.”

Non-essential travel to or from the Interior remains discouraged unless people have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

The provincial health order for the mask mandate remains in place in all public indoor settings across British Columbia. 

Eligible people looking to get their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can find a list of drop in clinics in the Interior here, or book an appointment online here.

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