Canadians reluctantly wear masks, support for mandatory masking climbs
Angus Reid poll found only 55% of Canadians are wearing masks regularly when they leave home.
Some resistance in Quebec to mandatory masks for indoor public places
Videos have circulated online of people being ejected from stores after refusing to wear a mask.
Alberta giving out 20M more masks, not mandatory to wear them
Wide distribution through fast-food chains, municipal transit, places of worship, long-term care and seniors facilities, and other places.
Quebec makes masks mandatory in public indoor spaces
Businesses are expected to enforce the new rules and subject to fines.
Trium and L.L. Lessard partner to produce masks on a large scale
Automated machine makes disposable and reusable masks that eliminate almost 100% of the most common bacteria and viruses.
Orpyx and Fidelity work together to manufacture PPE
The Calgary-based manufacturers will produce medical face masks
Canadians increasingly wearing masks, fear second COVID wave: Poll
53% of respondents said masks should be mandatory in public and confined spaces.
Ottawa contracts GM Canada to provide 10M face masks
Production to begin immediately at the Oshawa plant, to be distributed at cost.
SpiderTech launches strapless face masks
Disposable masks adhere directly to the skin, thereby eliminating straps around one’s ears or head.
NS chemists work with mill to create medical-grade pulp for N95 masks
A recent grant from Research Nova Scotia will provide about $72,000 to the project.
Non-medical masks help when physical distancing not possible: Tam
She also cited the need to ensure that the standards of care in seniors’ residences are improved.
SNC-Lavalin helping Medicom with N95 mask manufacturing
Will provide engineering services at new 60,000-square-foot facility in Montreal.
Anticipating N95 mask shortage, hospital turns to full face snorkel masks
Sunnybrook is taking snorkel masks initially meant for use underwater, and adding a filter meant to catch hazardous particles.
Quebec designer launches mask line inspired by star skaters
Mathieu Caron says profits from the mask sales go to the WHO in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Roots repurposes Canadian factory to produce masks
The clothing manufacturer will also donate medical-grade masks and $500,000 in products to frontline healthcare workers