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How do I properly take off a cloth or non-medical face covering?

Wearing a mask can increase your risk of infection if you touch your face more frequently while readjusting it or if you do not wash your hands before putting it on and taking it off. All parts of non-medical masks (i.e. cloth masks) can become contaminated by breathing or when touched by your hands.

When taking off a non-medical mask (i.e. cloth mask), follow these steps:

Can a place of business ask a customer for proof of a medical exemption under the Provincial Mask Order

It is not necessary for a person to present evidence to a business if they are entitled to any of the exemptions. Please be advised that businesses may have enacted policies which extend beyond the Provincial Order and refuse entry to any person not wearing a face covering.

Visit our Face Masks and Coverings page for more information, including exemptions.