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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.
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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 donations@ottawa.ca 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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