Mandatory Masks at Real Canadian Superstore and No Frills

Superstore Mandatory Masks

Another major grocery retailer has joined the growing list that require patrons to wear face masks. Starting August 29, 2020 wearing a face mask at Real Canadian Superstores and No Frills’ becomes mandatory.

Real Canadian SuperstoreSo now the 2 of the largest grocery outlets in Canada have a mandatory mask policy. This comes at no surprise though as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. Health officials continue to stress the wearing of a face mask, along with washing hands and social distancing is needed to help against the spread of this virus. 

Walmart was one of the first to require masks, and now Real Canadian Superstore.

Various news outlets across the country have not yet been able to verify if mandatory masks will also become mandatory at other Loblaws owned businesses, including Shopper’s Drug Mart, but I believe we can expect that announcement to come soon as well.

More and more businesses are stepping up to try and do their part in corralling the coronavirus and preventing it’s spread.  Until we start seeing case numbers decrease, we can expect to see more and more retailers following suit. 

To learn more about this announcement, check out these news articles below. 

Let us know what you think. Will retailers making face masks mandatory make you want to do more ‘online’ shopping? 

Funniest Face Mask Videos

Funny Mask Videos

Lately a lot of humorous videos about face masks have come out, so to lighten things up I have compiled a list of some of my favorites. 

Whether you have anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic and the times we’re living in, or you just like funny stuff, this list of best face mask videos is for you. Enjoy!

People That Wear a Mask in Their Car

Comedian Creates Funny DIY Face Mask Video

Schools Attempting to Follow Guidelines for Reopening

Funniest Face Masks

How Kids Will Behave While Wearing A Mask

Nurse Fails at Making Face Mask From Bra

Have you come across any face mask videos worthy of sharing? Post the links in the comments below to share.

Back-to-School: Province by Province COVID-19 Guidelines

COVID Back to School

Whether you agree with what your provincial government has set out for back-to-school guidelines or not, each province has set out their rules. Most guidelines continue to be changed as we get closer to school, but we can expect these to be fluid as the pandemic continues.

Each province has slightly different rules, and we think that is okay. With different population sizes and density factors, all rules don’t need to be the same. Also, most provinces have left certain guidelines to be set by their school divisions and in some cases by each school. So although these are the general guidelines that have been set out, your school might look different.

2020 Back to School COVID Province by Province
Source: CBC Kids News

What does the Canadian Government Say

All provincial guidelines follow what Canada recommends. Standard protocols like physical distancing, additional cleaning, washing hands and use of hand sanitizers are musts from coast to coast.

To view the Canadian Governments recommendations for schools, view their site here.

Conclusion

For a more in depth look at provincial back-to-school 2020 guidelines, you can read these news articles:

Top 10 Face Masks for Children

Children Face Masks

With back-to-school just around the corner, and most provinces in Canada making face masks mandatory for grades 4 and up, face masks are an important need for school families.

We understand that it isn’t easy finding the right face mask for your child. This list below is a collection of the most common and popular face masks being purchased for children. Face masks have become an important need during this COVID-19 pandemic.

These 3-ply reusable face masks are breathable and comfortable for kids. Comes in a pack of 3.

Machine washable. Perfect for children ages 3-9. 

$26.95

High quality and cost effective, medical disposable masks. These 3-ply masks are skin friendly made with non woven fabric.

Soft stretch latex-free ear loops and adjustable nose piece.

$15.80

This washable cloth facemask is reusable and adjustable. 5 layers of superior protection and comes with a dust filter pocket for added protection and reuse.

6″ (L) x 5″ (H), Ear Straps: 3.15″. Kids Size Face mask only.

$14.99

Dust block balaclavas for sports and outdoor activities. Thin and lightweight, high quality soft and comfortable milk silk material.

Stretchy and durable. Fits snugly on all sizes of heads and faces.

$28.98

Washable and reusable fabric with adjustable ear bands. Face mask for children ages approx 3 to 6.

Soft cotton outside and inside with 2 inner layers-total 4 layers.

$6.99

Reusable anti-fog, anti-dust mask with filter respirator for kids.

Size: approx 20*12cm,wWith a scalable ear band.

Applicable ages: High elastic ear loop mouth-mask suitable for 3-15 years old.

$20.99

Disposable 50 pack of kids face masks with space pattern.

Skin-friendly disposable material, very comfortable to wear. Designed to fit all children.

$18.99

Unisex kids masks with cute cartoon print. Washable and reusable. 

Easy breathing, built with soft material.

$25.59

This unisex, washable cloth face mask is reusable and adjustable.

Made with cotton and is comfortable and breathable.

$33.98

Pink in color, these 3-ply disposable masks are made for kids age 5-14.

Adjustable nose-piece, fits snugle and easy breathing..

$44.95

Conclusion

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we as Canadians can do our part to help flatten the curve by wearing a medical or non-medical cloth mask when out in public.

Do you have a favorite kids mask that works well for your children? Let us know what you’d recommend in the comments below.

Walmart Canada Make Face Masks Mandatory

Walmart Face Masks

As of August 12, 2020, wearing a face mask in a Walmart store in Canada will be mandatory.

With no end in site for the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart Canada announced that they will be making the wearing of face masks or coverings mandatory in all stores nationwide.

One key thing to note here is that unlike Costco, Walmart will not be supplying free masks to its shoppers. Customers must bring their own masks or face coverings if they wish to enter the store.

There will be a lot of consumers who will be turned away from Walmart, and we will have to wait and see if this affects their bottom line. 

What’s your opinion on this move by Walmart? Comment below.

Walmart Face Masks

This announcement, we believe, is just the first in many large retailers who will announce that masks will be mandatory in their stores.

Shop the Top 10 Face Masks now, or use the categories on the left to purchase masks for your family.

Shop Face Masks by Category

Top 10 Adult Face Masks

Top Face Masks

When the COVID-19 outbreak began, wearing face masks what not something that was deemed necessary for protection or for reducing the spread. Recently though, health authorities in Canada have updated their list of recommendation to help reduce to spread of the coronavirus to include ‘wearing cloth face masks’. Simply wearing a face mask does not mean you won’t contract the virus, proper hygiene including the washing of hands and social distancing are also needed.

Not all face masks provide the same level of protection, so it is important to note the differences so that you buy the face mask that best suits your need. This list below is a collection of the most common and popular face masks being purchased by Canadians.

This washable cloth facemask is reusable and adjustable. It comes with a dust filter pocket for added protection and reuse.

100% cotton and Rayon. Comes in multiple colors and styles.

$12.99

High quality and cost effective, medical disposable masks. These 3 level masks are surgical level masks designed to cover your face.

Soft stretch latex-free ear loops and adjustable nose piece.

$29.99

Made by Levi’s brand, these masks are 100% cotton and come in both small and large sizes.

Comes in 3 decorative styles and are machine washable.

$15.38

Pack includes 1 general use mask. It includes one replaceable filter (additional filters sold separate). Multiple colors & styles.

Back elastic strap for relief of tension around ears. Also available in a 3-pack for 37.08

$17.49

High quality cotton masks that are washable and reusable. Designed to fit snug, but soft against the face.

Built-in protection filters.

$36.00

Very affordable pack or disposable masks. Perfect for handing out at your business or event.

3-ply with soft elastic ear loops.

$13.89

These face masks are designed to give you effortless breathing and stretchable elastic ear loops for optimal sports protection.

Durable, reusable and eco-friendly.

$21.99

Pack of 5, 3-ply cotton face masks High quality material made for effortless breathing.

The reusable masks are machine washable and will not shrink.

$29.99

Anti-wrinkle, breathable, odor-resistant and comfortable fabric suitable for travel and leisure.

Eco-friendly mask made using 100% jersey cotton with tight-knit outer construction; 

$14.99

Black cotton face mask with elastic ear loops. Comes in a pack of 24.

Reusable and machine washable. Best value for price.

$13.63

Conclusion

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, face masks are becoming mandatory in many locations. Although they aren’t mandatory everywhere, we as Canadians can do our part to help flatten the curve by wearing a medical or non-medical cloth mask when out in public. 

Do you have a favorite mask that works well for you? Let us know what you’d recommend in the comments below.