Is it safe to wear face masks while exercising? Experts weigh in

As coronavirus cases stabilize across the country, some provinces are easing COVID-19 restrictions this week, allowing Canadians greater freedom to exercise. In Quebec, starting Monday, residents in five regions will … Read More

With coronavirus variants spreading, are masks needed outdoors?

Face masks have become an important tool in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. A layered, good-fitting mask can not only block the respiratory droplets from reaching others, it can … Read More

Coronavirus: N.S. restaurant owner says he was charged after anti-restriction rant

The owner of a Lower Sackville restaurant says he was charged after an interaction with Health Protection Act enforcement officers regarding mask use at the restaurant. John Giannakos, the owner … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 ended Trump’s presidency after one term — and here’s why

Did the COVID-19 pandemic doom Donald Trump’s re-election? Our study examining the effect of COVID-19 cases on county-level voting in the United States shows that the pandemic led to Trump’s … Read More

Paper towel, dry baby wipes can work as filter in 3-layer masks: experts

As the cold winter weather forces most of us indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s health leaders say it’s time to upgrade our cloth face masks. Read more: Can’t wear … Read More

3-layer masks with filter now recommended, Canada’s top doctor says

Canada’s top doctor has unveiled new recommendations for non-medical masks, saying they should be made of at least three layers and stressing their importance as the country heads indoors for … Read More

Italy makes face masks mandatory outdoors as coronavirus cases climb

ROME — Italy on Wednesday made it mandatory to wear face masks outdoors nationwide in an effort to reduce rising COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said after the cabinet agreed … Read More

Wearing a mask may reduce how sick you get from coronavirus

Mask-wearing has become ubiquitous with the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been proven to be a preventative measure to slow the spread of the virus — the main benefit being to protect … Read More

Quebec police officers don’t need to wear masks during traffic stops, officials say

In the age of COVID-19, if a police officer pulls you over for a traffic stop, should they be wearing a mask when they come to your window? Quebec provincial … Read More

Coronavirus: Face coverings to be mandatory at all Starbucks Canada locations

Starting Sept. 14, anyone visiting a Starbucks store across Canada will be required to wear a face covering. The company announced the move Monday, saying they are continuing to help … Read More

Number of new U.S coronavirus cases falls — nearly 1,000 still dying daily

NEW YORK — The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — a development experts say most likely reflects more mask-wearing but also insufficient testing — even … Read More

Number of new U.S coronavirus cases falling — nearly 1,000 still dying daily

NEW YORK — The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — a development experts say most likely reflects more mask-wearing but also insufficient testing — even … Read More

N.L. back-to-school plan requires masks on buses, in common areas of high schools

Masks must be worn on buses and in the common areas of high schools when Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest school district resumes classes in a few weeks. The Newfoundland and … Read More

COVID-19: Face masks spark ‘fear and anxiety’ among deaf, hard of hearing

For roughly four million Canadians who are deaf or living with hearing loss, solid face coverings are leading to heightened levels of anxiety. “It’s fear and anxiety and the constant … Read More

Face masks at home may be needed as U.S. battles coronavirus: task force head

The coronavirus is “extraordinarily widespread” in the United States and the growing number of infections into rural areas is raising the prospect that some may need to wear masks at … Read More

COVID-19: Doctors say wearing masks in crowded outdoor spaces helps prevent spread of coronavirus

With masks becoming mandatory at many indoors spots in Calgary on Aug 1, some doctors are now saying people should also be wearing them more often outdoors amid the ongoing … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting a new case of COVID-19

By STAFF The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2020 3:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting … Read More

Can you be fined for failing to wear a face covering in London, Ont.?

A mandatory mask bylaw passed by city councillors in London, Ont., Tuesday night comes with some hefty penalties for those flouting the new rules, but it seems unlikely that the … Read More

Should masks be mandatory in Atlantic Canada during COVID-19?

As a growing number of regions across Canada move to make the wearing of masks mandatory in public places, the hot-button issue remains up for debate in Atlantic Canada. The … Read More

Coronavirus: Trump wears face mask for first time during a public appearance

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the … Read More

What sex ed can teach us about getting people to wear face masks

A number of Canadian cities are eyeing making face masks mandatory in order to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Wearing a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic has … Read More

Middlesex-London Health Unit mandates masks for transit riders, some businesses

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) says the time has come to implement a mandatory mask policy — in certain, “specific circumstances” — in an effort to protect against the spread … Read More

You might be wearing your mask, gloves wrong. How to use PPE properly

As Canadians begin to re-enter the public spaces after the novel coronavirus shut down the economy for months, the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is more important than … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau says Canada ‘close to self-sufficient’ in PPE production

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian companies are now producing so much personal protective equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19 that Canada is almost at the point of being … Read More

London transit chair wants mandated masks, medical officer of health says there’s no need

London Transit Commission (LTC) chair and councillor  Phil Squire wants the Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) to make face masks mandatory on city buses amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. This … Read More

Masks to be mandatory in commercial settings in Windsor-Essex, health unit says

Starting next week, masks and face coverings will be mandatory inside commercial settings in Windsor and Essex County, the region’s associate medical officer of health announced Friday. The change is … Read More

Face shields are easier to talk in, but are they safer than masks?

Face shields may not be commonplace in all public spaces just yet, but as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, more Canadians are considering the plastic protective face wear. Plastic face … Read More

Las Vegas casinos to reopen in early June, Nevada’s governor announces

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming tourists to return to the glitzy gambling mecca of Las Vegas. “We welcome … Read More

Summer heat, humidity will be a problem when wearing COVID-19 masks outdoors: experts

Soaring temperatures and thick humid air can cause breathing difficulties for a number of people as summer approaches each year. Add a cloth face mask to the equation and those … Read More

Coronavirus: U.K. urges public to use face masks, marking U-turn on previous advice

LONDON — The British government performed an about-face on masks Monday, telling people to cover their mouth and nose in shops, buses and subway trains. The change came as part … Read More

Coronavirus: Air travellers required to wear non-medical masks under new rules

The federal government says that all air travellers must cover their nose and mouth with a non-medical mask to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The new measure comes … Read More