It’s now mandatory to wear a non-medical mask if you want to access an indoor public space. The decision comes with Dr. Vera Etches saying more evidence points to masks helping to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Local artisans and retailers have affordable and stylish masks just a click way. You can keep yourself and others safe while supporting our local economy. Here are a few places to check out:
- Kokom Scrunchies: You may already be part of the Kokom scrunchie gang but Mya Beaudry tells ELMNT she’s slowly moving over to face masks. Mya drops a new scrunchie every week, named after an Indigenous woman who has impacted her or the world. Make sure you check out her Instagram for more.
- Ottawa Artisans: Ottawa Artisans has curated a one-stop-shop where you can choose between printed or plain face masks.
- Local Mask Fundraiser: Jasmine Tu and her family have been making face masks for months now, but they want to help you stay safe and help the community. They sell the masks as a fundraiser for Ottawa organizations. So far they have donated money to places like the Queensway Carleton Hospital.