The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association is encouraging residents to wear masks downtown.
In a statement this week, and following recommendations from health experts, the association representing downtown businesses said it strongly encourages face coverings at all times downtown, including during indoor activities and also while walking outdoors throughout the downtown area.
The message is aimed at both visitors and area employees.
“On behalf of Downtown Kamloops, we appreciate your ongoing support and understanding,” the statement reads.
“Community commitment and compliance will prevent the spread of COVI-19 and allow businesses to continue operating.”
Some businesses require customers to don masks when entering their premises.
Late last month, the North Shore Business Improvement Association began urging its member businesses to adopt manadatory mask policies for customers.