Non-medical and cloth face masks are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with everyday preventative actions and physical distancing, especially in public settings.
Wear a cloth mask to protect others, even when you don’t have symptoms.
Wear your mask correctly:
Note: Cloth face masks should be made of at least two layers of tightly woven material fabric (such as cotton or linen).
Use masks to protect others:
Note: Children under age two, or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance, should not wear cloth face coverings.
Take off your face covering carefully:
Remember, wearing a non-medical mask or face covering alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. You must also wash your hands often, practise physical distancing and stay home if you are ill.
The information provided is abridged from
Government of Saskatchewan’s,
Government of Canada’s and the
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s websites.
Note: These guidelines are for public areas beyond SHA facilities. Anyone visitng an SHA facility must be in a medical-grade procedure mask.