To improve the level of protection that can be provided by non-medical masks or face coverings, we are recommending that you consider a three-layer non-medical mask.
Dr. Theresa Tam
This move is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as Canadians gear up to spend extra time indoors.
Per the government's existing guidelines, masks layered twice should be made with tightly woven material fabric, like cotton or linen, and the layer found in the middle is suggested to be a filter-type fabric, such as non-woven polypropylene fabric.
Dr. Tam said she is not asking Canadians to do away with the masks they already have, but said adding a filter could help with protection.
Toronto and Peel recently issued Section 22 Orders that requires businesses with five or more COVID-19 cases among staff to close for a duration of ten days, if those cases span over the course of two weeks and may have been reasonably acquired in the workplace — however, some critical businesses are exempt from these closures.
None of these hotels have had to undergo full closures, despite the Crowne Plaza recording 13 cases, as officials claim the hotels are providing an essential service, according to reports by City News.