These masks are in no way, intended to replace any equipment approved by Health Canada or otherwise, including, but not limited to, N95 masks. These masks do NOT treat or prevent the spread of COVID-19 or otherwise and are not to be used when working with infected people, unless they are used over top of a N95 mask. These masks are to be used only as a backup to frontline workers when they are faced with a shortage of personal protective equipment (“PPE”). Please see Health Canada’s guidelines on what PPE is required for healthcare professionals. Stay safe!