Going to one of IKEA’s two locations in B.C. to spruce up your home office or classroom will now require a face mask.
As of Monday, IKEA Coquitlam and IKEA Richmond joined IKEA locations across Canada in requiring all customers to wear a face mask or face covering.
IKEA Canada said the new policy includes exemptions for those who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, children under the age of two, and other “reasonable accommodations.”
The furniture giant joins a growing list of brands and organizations now making masks or face coverings mandatory while inside their facilities.
On Monday, Starbucks Canada announced as of Sept. 14, the mask policy will be implemented in their stores. Walmart Canada made them mandatory as of Aug. 12, and Real Canadian Superstore and No Frills locations implemented the policy starting Aug. 29.
B.C.’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has not ordered masks to be worn in any locations throughout the province but has strongly recommended the use of masks in situations where at least two metres of physical distance cannot be maintained.
Non-medical masks do little to protect the person wearing them but can play an important role in helping stop the spread of the virus, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.View link »