BC Transit to hand out face coverings in Kelowna

August 21, 2020
News Release

To coincide with the implementation of the mandatory face covering policy, BC Transit and the City of Kelowna will be handing out masks on August 24, 2020 in the Kelowna Regional Transit System. Times and locations are available below.

Following the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC, and drawing on the best practices of the transit industry worldwide, BC Transit has implemented safety measures to respond to COVID-19. Our practices and procedures also align with BC’s Restart Plan.

As part of these measures, face coverings will be mandatory on all BC Transit buses beginning August 24, 2020 unless you meet the exclusion criteria listed at BCTransit.com/COVID-19.

While face coverings are mandatory, the policy is an educational step without enforcement. 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, please visit bctransit.com.

Masks will be handed out on August 24 from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., and from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Queensway Exchange
  • Orchard Park Exchange
  • Mission Rec Exchange
  • Rutland Exchange