Masks4Canada calls for Health Canada to update mask guidance

Masks4Canada calls for Health Canada to update mask guidance

Since the pandemic began, masking recommendations in Canada have centred on the idea of protecting others: my mask protects you, your mask protects me. However, more contagious and potentially more dangerous variants of COVID-19 have some asking if it’s time for an upgrade, so that people can rely on their masks to protect themselves as well as others.

Until recently, the supply of high-grade masks such as N95 respirators was limited, so they were mainly reserved for front-line health workers. The public was urged to rely on cloth masks to help limit the potential spread of droplets containing the virus from the nose and mouth.

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