Ottawa – The City’s Human Needs Task Force is seeking donations of non-medical masks to give vulnerable residents.
The City is seeking:
- Made with two or three layers of tightly woven but breathable cloth such as cotton, flannel or quilting cotton
- Without any seams over the mouth and nose through which air may leak
- Ideally with horizontal pleats to help fit a variety of faces
How to donate
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment for drop-off. You must follow physical distancing when dropping off donations.
Wearing a non-medical mask is not a replacement for physical distancing, hand washing and monitoring your health. Staying two metres away from people you don’t live with is important but isn’t always possible in public spaces. Wearing a mask adds an extra layer of protection, especially for others in case you have COVID-19; it may also help reduce your risk in case others have COVID-19.
For more information about non-medical masks, visit Ottawa Public Health’s website and Health Canada’s website.