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what health experts are asking you to do.

 

Use of Face Masks

In the United States:

(Aug. 29th) The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that you wear a mask in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. 

How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

Considerations for Wearing Masks

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html


Making Do it Yourself Face Coverings, from CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
 

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The Best And Worst Face Masks For COVID-19, Ranked by Their Level of Protection

https://www.sciencealert.com/some-masks-are-better-than-others-here-they-are-ranked-best-to-worst

Best Face Masks / 24 Face Masks We Actually Like to Wear,

from Wired magazine

https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-face-masks/

How to make your own face mask, from USA Today

- Simple to follow instructions, plus pattern for cutting fabric

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/04/04/coronavirus-face-mask-tips-how-make-fabric-instructions/2945209001/

In Canada:

Mandatory use of masks is increasing across the country (Aug 29th)

Examples:

- Toronto

- Calgary

- Edmonton

- Province of Quebec

- Public Transit in BC

- Loblaw affiliate stores

- Walmart Canada stores

Check your city, province and retailers for up-to-date information.

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From Canada's chief public health officer  (April 6th):

 

The special advisory committee for COVID-19 has determined wearing a non-medical mask can help people prevent transmission to others and protect others.

 

“Wearing a non-medical mask, even if you have no symptoms, is an additional measure that you can take to protect others around you in situations where physical distancing is difficult to maintain, such as in public transit or maybe in the grocery store.” - Dr. Theresa Tam 

Dr. Tam suggested using material from cotton shirts, sheets or bandannas and elastic bands to create face coverings.*** 

https://globalnews.ca/news/6782934/coronavirus-non-medical-masks-community-covid-19/

*** Also see articles from the U.S. (above) for making masks. 

For current information, also go to: canada.ca/coronavirus

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