The Legault government will be making face masks mandatory in all public spaces for everyone over the age of 12 as of July 18th.
This change will be applied before Quebec’s construction holiday as citizens go on summer vacation within Quebec. It also follows the recommendations of doctors after studies show that wearing a mask is the most effective way of preventing coronavirus from spreading. But wearing a face mask is most effective when worn by at least 80% of the population. If fewer than 80% of a population wears a mask, its effectiveness is greatly reduced.
The premier of Quebec Francois Legault wore one of our limited edition silk face masks. Willy Beauvais is the artist who made the art on the premier’s face mask.
Find the mask worn by the premier of Quebec Francois Legault here.
How Are Masks Effective Against the Coronavirus Disease?
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and is transmitted through microscopic water droplets exhaled by people infected with the virus. Not everyone who is infected shows symptoms. 80% of infections are mild or entirely without symptoms according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission is a major factor in how the COVID-19 virus spreads. By wearing a face mask, you prevent yourself from accidentally spreading COVID-19.
The Meaning of Wearing a Face Mask
Wearing a face mask shows a sign of mutual respect. The purpose of wearing a face mask is not to protect oneself but to prevent the accidental spread of the virus to other people in the community.
Read here an article by Forbes on how wearing a mask in public is a sign of respect to the community.
Wear a Unique Piece of Art Made in Québec
Each Nathon Kong printed mask contains art made by members of Les Impatients, a non profit organization that supports artists struggling with mental health. These washable masks are made in Quebec by seamstresses working from home with premium materials for the best comfort and breathability.
Silk face masks come with a filter inserted between two layers of fabric.
Nathon Kong Silk face masks are made in limited edition. Each mask is numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity telling the story of an artist’s journey to mental health recovery.