Face Coverings and Face Masks

The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is by staying home and avoiding close contact with others outside of your household.

It is recommended that you use a face covering (non-medical mask such as a cloth mask) to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 when physical distancing and keeping two-metres’ distance from others may be challenging or not possible.

It is important to understand that face coverings (and non-medical masks) have limitations and need to be used safely. Click here to learn more about face coverings, including how to properly fit, wear, remove and clean your non-medical face mask.

Additional resources:

How to Safely Put On and Remove a Face Covering or Mask (illustrated instructions)

Wear a face covering when physical distancing is a challenge (poster)

When and How to Wear a Mask: Recommendations for the General Public

Eastern Ontatio Health Unit / Bureau de santé de l'Ontario