COVID-19 and Face Coverings

In accordance with the latest information from the Public Health Agency of Canada, if you are having to visit the Community Clinic, please consider wearing a non-medical cloth mask or face covering to help reduce the chance of others coming into contact with your respiratory droplets.  Donning a non-surgical mask can help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Our goal is to stop the spread of COVID-19 by all means possible.  Emerging information regarding pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission, and wearing a non-medical mask—even if you have no symptoms―is an additional measure you can take to try to protect others around you.  A non-medical 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.