With Canada’s Chief Medical Health Officer confirming today that wearing a cloth mask is an “additional measure that you can take to protect others around you in situations where physical distancing is difficult to maintain,” NDP Leader Ryan Meili is calling on the Saskatchewan government to facilitate the production of non-medical masks for distribution to the public.

“While medical grade masks must be reserved for frontline healthcare workers, Saskatchewan people can do their part in limiting the spread of COVID-19 by wearing simple cloth masks when they need to be out in public,” Meili said. 

Meili called on the province to work with Saskatchewan Crowns and businesses to spearhead the production of non-medical masks, to be made available to the general public.

“People can make simple cloth masks at home with basic materials, but the province can play an important role in advancing mass production of made-in-Saskatchewan cloth masks. I urge the province to step up and help spur Saskatchewan ingenuity to get this moving.” 

Meili released two videos yesterday (Video 1 | Video 2) detailing how simple cloth masks can be made out of common household materials.

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