City of Ottawa seeking more donations of cloths masks for vulnerable residents
The City of Ottawa says its human needs task force is still in need of non-medical cloth masks to give to vulnerable residents who may not otherwise have access to them.
In a tweet, Sunday, the City said it is grateful for the donations of masks to date, but more are still needed.
Thank you #OttCity! Our Human Needs Task Force has received many generous donations of cloth masks for those in need.
We are still looking for more! All donations are welcomed and appreciated.
To donate, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info: https://t.co/KkDNlHiLed pic.twitter.com/YVzk5pYTAa
The City is asking for cloth masks that are:
- Made with at least two or three layers of tightly woven fabric but breathable, such as cotton, flannel or quilting cotton
- Without any seams over mouth and nose through which air may leak
- Ideally with horizontal pleats to help fit a variety of faces
Masks are an additional layer of protection to keep COVID-19 cases in Ottawa low.
Ottawa Public Health says, "Wearing a mask or face covering should not replace other protective measures including physical distancing, hand washing, not touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands and self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms."
To donate cloth (non-medical) masks, email email@example.com to set up an appointment for drop-off.
Ontario health officials are reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, the lowest number of new cases in the city so far this year.
The latest on COVID-19 in Ottawa for Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.
It appears most people in Ottawa are staying home as ordered by the provincial government, with Ottawa Bylaw saying they handed out a small number of fines this past weekend.