News & Tips — winter
Why you might want to start wearing better masks — even outdoors
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The spread of more contagious coronavirus variants in Canada amid already high levels of COVID-19 makes it a critical time to think about the masks we wear.
Expert warns that risk of transmitting COVID-19 outdoors during the winter is higher
“In cold, dry weather when you exhale and you can see your breath you are seeing those droplets and the droplets disappear in an instance, meaning the water evaporates so those very live virus particles are floating in the air.”
Canada's top public health doctor now recommends 3-layer non-medical masks
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The Public Health Agency of Canada is now recommending Canadians choose three-layer non-medical masks with a filter layer to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they prepare to spend more time indoors over the winter.