The City of Ottawa's Human Needs Task Force says there are still thousands of residents who need cloth masks, but don't have the means to buy or access one, so its asking for donations.
It's already distributed about 7,500 donated masks to the community, but says there are still more than 15,000 requests for face coverings.
The task force is looking for cloth masks:
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
Residents who wish to donate are asked to email email@example.com to set up an appointment for drop-off. Those dropping donations must follow physical distancing guidelines.