In accordance with Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines, if you are having to visit the Community Clinic, and if you can tolerate, you are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering for your own protection and the protection of others, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Cloth masks are available upon arrival for use while visiting the Clinic. Please note, however, that for some clinical services and procedures, wearing a surgical mask will be mandatory and will be given to you upon arrival.
Emerging information regarding pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission, and wearing a mask—even if you have no symptoms―is an additional measure you can take to try to protect others around you. A mask may also make you feel safer and minimize the touching of your nose and mouth.
Wearing a non-medical mask when in public or other settings is not a replacement for proven measures such as hand washing and physical distancing.
Non-medical masks or facial coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
A pattern for making your own homemade mask can be found here.