Masks and Face Coverings

Many instructional areas on Fleming campuses are no longer required to have capacity limitations or have physical distancing requirements, in line with guidance from our public health units. As well, face coverings are not required to be worn at this time in most areas. Certain instructional areas or settings such as health services may still require a procedural mask or another medical-grade mask to be worn. 

It is recommended that employees, students, contractors, and guests wear a procedural mask or another medical-grade mask while on campus. These masks should be “tightly-fitted” and completely cover the nose and mouth.  While these masks are often blue, any colour version of the procedural mask is accepted, including respirator types such as N95s. It is recommended that masks be worn in all public areas and when “moving” around campus, including workspaces such as office areas.

When layered with other recommended public health measures, a well-constructed, well-fitting and properly worn mask can help prevent you and others from being exposed to COVID-19. No matter which type of mask you are using, proper fit is a key factor in its effectiveness.

Detailed instructions on choosing the mask that is best for you can be found HERE.

Learn more about COVID-19 mask use: How to make your mask fit properly HERE

Public Health Ontario – Evidence Brief: SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant and Community Masking

Procedural masks remain available at main entrances at all campuses. Masks are also available at the following locations: 

Sutherland
  • Entrance to lecture theatre C2 125
  • Entrance to D1 129
  • Both entrances to lecture theatre B3 250
  • Entrance to Whetung theatre
  • Entrance to Health Services
Frost
  • Entrance to lecture theatre 250
  • Entrance to lecture theatre 280
  • Entrance to library

Choosing your Mask Type:

In general, while non-medical masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, medical masks and respirators
provide better protection. No matter which type of mask you choose, proper fit is a key factor in its effectiveness.

To help prevent you and others from being exposed to COVID-19, make sure whatever mask or respirator you choose is:

• well constructed
• well fitting
• worn properly

Detailed instructions on choosing the mask that is best for you can be found HERE.

COVID-19 Types of Masks and Respirators


Peterborough Public 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 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.

 

Other FAQs 

https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/masks-and-personal-protective-equipment-ppe/?highlight=masks