News Thursday, July 23 is Mask Day SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Wednesday, Jul. 15th, 2020 (flickr.com) Next Thursday is the day we have to start wearing masks in enclosed public spaces right across our region. The Porcupine Health Unit has announced that start date. Exempt from the rule will be kids under the age of two… anyone with a medical condition that makes breathing difficult… and anyone who needs help to remove a mask. It must cover your nose, mouth and chin without gaping.