Masks/ Face Coverings

The Ontario Government recently updated public health measures to keep people safe, including mandatory masks across the province. See the information at https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200364

 

We are currently updating the information on this page to reflect these changes. Please check back for updates.

 

Wearing a mask is mandatory in all enclosed public spaces and recommended in any setting where it is difficult or not possible to keep 2 metres from others. It is important to know that mask wearing alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask is part of a comprehensive COVID-19 prevention strategy that includes physical distancing, keeping hands clean, cleaning commonly-touched surfaces often, staying home when sick and getting tested if symptoms develop.

A mask can help stop the spread of respiratory droplets from a person’s mouth or nose (e.g. from a cough, sneeze, breathing or speaking moistly). Some evidence suggests that COVID-19 can be spread by people who aren't showing symptoms (asymptomatic) or have mild symptoms. Wearing a mask can be an added layer of protection.

Please note: Medical masks (i.e. surgical, medical procedure face masks and respirators, like N95 masks) should be reserved for health care workers and first responders.

 

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Last Updated: 16/10/2020