Masks and Face Coverings

Update Oct 2nd : The Ontario government announced a new provincial mandate  for the use of face coverings in the indoor areas of all businesses/organizations. This means that staff and members of the public are required to wear a face covering when entering or remaining in the indoor public space of any workplace, business, transit vehicle, or commercial vehicle, with limited exemptions. Please use the resources below and the information in the Frequently Asked Questions to ensure your business/workplace is compliant with the mandatory requirements. Full details can be found in O. Reg. 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3.

Tuesday August 4th , For the safety of our campus community, Fleming College staff, faculty, students as well as all contractors and visitors to campus, will be required to wear non-medical masks in indoor public spaces at all our campuses beginning Tuesday Aug.4th.  This decision was made to align with recent directives issued by both of our local public health units.

Peterborough Public Health Unit Directive 

Kawartha Haliburton Pine Ridge Health Unit Directive

Video: COVID-19: How to wear a non-medical mask or face covering properly

How to Wear, Handle and Care for a Homemade Mask

Video: How to wear, handle and care for a homemade mask

Infographic: How to safely WEAR & CLEAN a cloth mask

Infographic: Where a face covering do and do not tips

Face Covering and Non-medical Mask Resources

Guidance from the Province of Ontario: Face coverings and face masks

Public Health Agency of Canada: Non-medical masks and face coverings

CDC: How to Select, Wear and Clean Your Mask

Face Coverings that are Not Permitted

These face coverings listed below are not permitted as they do not provide adequate retention of personal droplets. If you require an appropriate face covering to use while on campus, please see the Info booth.

Vented Face Mask  Neck Gators   Bandana Scarf Sneeze Guard

Face Shields

Face shields provide eye protection. Droplets can still be inhaled around the shield. Face shields should be used in conjunction with a cloth face covering, not instead of.


FAQs for Non-Medical Masks and Face Coverings