Our masks have NOT been approved for use by any level of government or health organization, including Health Canada, the FDA or NIOSH. Our masks are NOT medical-grade and in no way supersede the need to follow other government or health unit recommendations for measures to stop the public spread of any viruses, including washing and disinfecting your hands, practicing social distancing, and others. We make no claims of antimicrobial or antiviral protection, particle filtration, or infection prevention or reduction through the use of our masks. If you choose to use a non-medical face mask, it is best to wash your hands immediately before putting it on, avoid touching your face while wearing it, wash your hands immediately after taking it off and wash it after each wear. Our masks are not intended for children under two years of age and all children should be under adult supervision while wearing masks. Anyone who has breathing difficulties or is unable to remove the mask without help should not wear our masks. Please regularly monitor recommendations set out by the government health authorities in your jurisdiction. Our products are manufactured and shipped from Canada. If you make a purchase from our website from outside of Canada, it is your responsibility to check for compliance with your own government requirements and recommendations.
Although the Government of Canada recommends that non-medical grade face masks be made of breathable materials, it does address the wearing of clear masks (i.e. masks with a plastic panel) in limited circumstances (i.e. if one is interacting with hearing impaired people who use lip-reading to communicate). COVID-19: Non-medical masks and face coverings - Canada.ca is a link to the Government of Canada’s website on the matter.