The City of Ottawa’s Human Needs Task Force is in need of cloth mask donations for vulnerable residents.
While wearing a cloth mask is not a replacement for physical distancing or hand washing, the City says wearing a mask adds an extra layer of protection, especially for others should you have COVID-19.
The cloth masks must meet the following criteria:
- Made with two layers of tightly woven but breathable cloth like 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
Anyone willing to donate can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment for drop-off.