How to Safely Wear a Mask:

Frequently asked questions for non-medical face coverings and masks

Video: Non-Medical Face Coverings and Masks

Face coverings and masks (non-medical masks such as a cloth mask or bandana) will not protect you from getting COVID-19. Your best protection is to stay home, maintain physical distancing and wash your hands. You may consider using a face covering to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in areas where physical distancing may be challenging or not possible, such as:
• Public transit
• Smaller grocery stores or pharmacies
• When you are receiving essential services Learn more about the proper use, care, and disposal of face coverings at

Remember, wearing a non-medical mask or face covering alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. You must also wash your hands often, practise physical distancing and stay home if you are sick.

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