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


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