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Archived - City seeking donations of cloth masks for vulnerable residents

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May 21, 2020
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Please see updated information below in bold related to cloth masks.

The City’s Human Needs Task Force is seeking donations of cloth masks for vulnerable residents.

The City is seeking cloth masks:

  • Made with two layers of tightly woven but breathable cloth such as 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

How to donate

Please email to set up an appointment for drop-off. You must follow physical distancing when dropping off donations.

Wearing a cloth mask is not a replacement for physical distancing, hand washing and monitoring your health. Staying two metres away from people you don’t live with is important but isn’t always possible in public spaces. Wearing a mask adds an extra layer of protection, especially for others in case you have COVID-19; it may also help reduce your risk in case others have COVID-19.

For more information about cloth masks, visit Ottawa Public Health’s website and Health Canada's website.

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