Benefits of wearing a mask during a pandemic

Why are masks important during a pandemic? How can they help slow the spread of COVID-19?

This video from PBS’s It’s Okay to be Smart discusses the effect masks can have in slowing the transmission of COVID-19.

Here in Manitoba, masks have not been mandated in public spaces but are being encouraged on Winnipeg Transit buses.

Manitoba’s chief public health officer, Dr. Brent Roussin has said in the past masks can help protect people and slow the spread of COVID-19.