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City of Ottawa looking for cloth mask donations for vulnerable residents

While masks aren't a replacement for physical distancing, it does help with being an extra layer of protection, the City says.
Cloth mask. File photo.

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 to set up an appointment for drop-off. 

More information on cloth masks can be found on the OPH website and Health Canada


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