Face Coverings are Mandatory in Enclosed Public Spaces as of Friday, July 24, 2020

Face Coverings

The Health Unit is mandating the use of a face covering in enclosed public spaces effective July 24, 2020.

Resources for employers
(Supplied by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit)

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How to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering
(Government of Canada) 


  • DO wear a non-medical mask or face covering to protect others.
  • DO ensure the mask is made of at least two layers of tightly woven fabric.
  • DO inspect the mask for tears or holes.
  • DO ensure the mask or face covering is clean and dry.
  • DO wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after touching the mask or face covering.
  • DO use the ear loops or ties to put on and remove the mask.
  • DO ensure your nose and mouth are fully covered.
  • DO replace and launder your mask whenever it becomes damp or dirty.
  • DO wash your mask with hot, soapy water and let it dry completely before wearing it again.
  • DO store re-usable masks in a clean paper bag until you wear it again.
  • DO discard masks that cannot be washed in a plastic lined garbage bin after use.
  • Don'ts

  • DON'T reuse masks that are moist, dirty or damaged.
  • DON'T wear a loose mask.
  • DON'T touch the mask while wearing it.
  • DON'T remove the mask to talk to someone.
  • DON'T hang mask from your neck or ears.
  • DON'T share your mask.
  • DON'T leave your used mask within the reach of others.
  • 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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