BC Transit to hand out face coverings in Kelowna

August 21, 2020

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

Following guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC, and drawing on best practices of the transit industry worldwide, BC Transit has implemented safety measures to respond to COVID-19. 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 Aug. 24, 2020 unless riders 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 Aug. 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 in Kelowna:

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