Mask guidance changes as winter and the holiday season approaches

Mask guidance changes as winter and the holiday season approaches

As temperatures get colder and people move indoors, doctors are urging people to be vigilant about wearing masks inside — and the types of face coverings they’re wearing. In a tweet posted to social media, Canada’s top doctor, Dr. Theresa Tam, is reminding people to take another look at mask guidance, including learning which masks are useful in different scenarios. “[Did you know] there are different types of masks available for public use?” she tweeted. “Medical masks, non-medical masks and respirators can all be used in the community.” The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has recently modified its mask information webpage to include the updated advice. “While non-medical masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, medical masks and respirators provide better protection,” the PHAC writes on its website. …
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