Fake COVID-19 Face Mask Medical Exemption Card

Grey Bruce Health Unit has confirmed their first two cases of COVID-19. (Photo: Grey Bruce Public Health) (March 15, 2020)

July 16, 2020

Fake COVID-19 Face Mask Medical Exemption Card

The Grey Bruce Health Unit advises the public there is no requirement for a COVID-19 Face Mask Medical Exemption Card or anything similar. These card are being sold as a scam.

Medical Exemption Cards, a doctor’s note or any other exemption affidavit is not required for anyone unable to wear a face covering for medical or other reasons.

Persons exempt from wearing face coverings include:

  •        a child under the age of 2 years or a child under the age of 5 years either chronologically or developmentally and he or she refuses to wear a face covering
  •        anyone incapacitated and unable to remove their face covering without assistance;
  •        when wearing a face covering would inhibit the person’s ability to breathe in any way;
  •        for any other medical reason, the person cannot safely wear a face covering such as, but not limited to, respiratory disease, cognitive difficulties or difficulties in hearing or processing information
  •        The obligation to provide reasonable accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code requires exemption from this requirement.

Attachment: Sample of Fake Face Mask Medical Exemption Card

For More Information:

Dr. Ian Arra, Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

To arrange to speak with Dr. Arra, please contact Drew Ferguson at:

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1269 or d.ferguson@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

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