For months, Quebec daycare staff have been issued sub-standard masks


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Staff in provincial daycares have been utilizing face masks deemed inefficient by Quebec’s work well being security authority (CNESST) and been doing so for months.

Quebec’s household ministry issued a discover to daycares on Tuesday ordering they instantly cease utilizing MC9501 masks since they don’t meet one of many standards established by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST).

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The problem is the masks’s filtration functionality, which is lower than 100 per cent. Staff have been issued the masks between Might and November.

The ministry stated it issued the order on Tuesday, the identical day it was knowledgeable of the issue by the CNESST.

“As quickly as we have been made conscious we acted instantly. The well being and security of our community’s personnel is our precedence,” Quebec household minister Mathieu Lacombe stated on Wednesday.

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Due to a “collection of circumstances” the ministry had already ordered new masks which conform to the required requirements.