Homemade mask use keeps us all safer
Non-medical face coverings require proper fit, handling
By Shauna Krawchuk
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
In the world of fashion, they say it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it.
The same can be said about sporting a non-medical or homemade mask outside a health facility as part of your efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
However, the Public Health Agency of Canada supports the use of homemade masks by members of the public when physical distancing isn’t possible.
These masks are not to protect the wearer. Rather, they may protect those around you. A mask can reduce the chance that others are coming into contact with your respiratory droplets, in the same way as practising cough etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue, or coughing or sneezing into your sleeve.