GOOD MONDAY MORNING, OTTAWA
It’s time to start wearing masks when you go outside, Ottawa.
When researchers looked at what worked during the SARS outbreak, they found that washing hands was 55 per cent successful in reducing transmission.
Wearing a mask was 68 per cent effective. (Obviously, we should be doing both.)
There was a time that wearing a mask outside may have made us feel self-conscious. But the more of us that do it, the better we’ll feel and the more that we will restrain COVID 19.
Medical quality masks need to be reserved for the hospitals but you can make effective ones at home. For a high quality effort, one of the first was Rag Mask. Or using a bandana and rubber bands, try this. Or this.
Don’t worry. We’ll all feel silly together.
– Martha and Darren
Weather: High of 8° Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon.
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