- The biggest take aways? Save medical-grade masks for professionals and remember: wearing a mask doesn't replace washing your hands.
But, in addition to social distancing, washing your hands and, yes, Staying The Blazes Home, wearing a homemade mask could be helpful in certain situations.
Dr. Strang echoed Tam's sentiment at today's NS press conference but reminded Nova Scotians: "If you choose to use a mask, great, but don’t let that stop you from doing all the necessary personal protective measures"—like washing your hands and social distancing.
Yup, this new messaging follows Tam saying this weekend that masks are a good idea when following the rules of social distance aren't possible—though like Strang, she stressed masks don't replace other, tried-and-tested rules like washing your hands. So, yes, go ahead and pop on a DIY mask before boarding the bus—but don't let wearing a mask somewhere make you feel like you can break the two-meter rule.
- The sample pattern provided by Northwood is a simple two-part pattern.
And if you're never one to sacrifice style in the name of practicality? Well, local streetwear line tREv has your back with branded face masks that feel very Marc Jacob at Louis Vuitton now on pre-order. Halifax's grand dame of design, Lisa Drader-Murphy, meanwhile, is pumping out masks made of neoprene with changeable cotton liners at $20 a pop.