Everyone nine years of age and up has to wear a mask at Penticton city public buildings including city hall, library and arenas. (File photo)

Masks required for 9 years of age and older in Penticton’s public indoor spaces

As of Oct. 1, 9 and older have to wear a mask at places like the library and ice arenas

As of Oct. 1, masks are now required for people nine years of age and older in all public indoor spaces in Penticton.

Following an update to the face coverings Provincial Health Order (PHO) issued in August, masks are now required in all public indoor spaces for all people born in 2012 or earlier.

This update applies to all city facilities including city hall, city yards, Penticton Community Centre, McLaren Arena, Penticton Museum and Archives and the Penticton Public Library.

On Monday, students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 had to start wearing masks. Already students in Grade 4 to 12 have been wearing masks since last school year.

Penticton now has four schools with potential COVID exposures.

Penticton recorded 69 new cases between Sept. 19 to 25. The South Okanagan collectively recorded 114 new cases in that same time period.

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