BC Students Created These Awesome COVID-19 Safety Posters Based on PoP BC's Guidance & Briefings.

R. Daniel COVID Safety Poster - Wear a mask, clean the air, limit gatherings, and avoid high risk places.

R. D. sums up four of the most effective layers of protection we can use to reduce the transmission of Omicron really well. We like these colours and pictures too!

We love D.B.' grumpy-looking COVID critter complaining that it can't infect anybody if we're masking properly and cleaning the air.

We love D.B.'s grumpy-looking COVID virus complaining that it can't infect anybody when we're masking properly and cleaning the air.

R.D. does a great job boiling down the basics of masking effectively, and we love how the key message

R.D. boils down the basics of masking: why, where, and how? We love how the key message "stop the spread" pops out in this design, and these are great tips.

K.H. and T.N. collaborated on this fun and funky breakdown of our masking advice. The best and worst practices on the lower line are especially good!

S.L.'s hand-drawn infographic has some really neat details. We especially like all the little COVID particles slipping out from the gaps around the surgical mask. And thanks for suggesting giving decent masks to people who don't have them if you can.

We love S.L.'s little hand-drawn COVID particles slipping out from the gaps around this surgical mask. Thumbs up for suggesting giving decent masks to people who don't have them if you can.

J.H.'s cute critters model the masking basics. The technicolour 3D COVID particles are really neat, and Pikachu nails it with his N95 respirator!

J.H.'s cute critters model masking basics, and Pikachu nails it with his N95 respirator! We also think these colourful 3D COVID particles are really neat.

E.Y.'s unmasked

E.Y.'s unmasked "toxic boyfriend" spreading his infected air around gave us a chuckle. And this exhausted health worker might as well be our logo!

Althea Cleland's COVID monster with its sharp teeth, hungry look, and ingenious spike proteins will be keeping us awake at night! And the summary is short, sweet, and accurate.

A.C.'s COVID monster with its sharp teeth, hungry look, and ingenious spike proteins will be keeping us awake at night!

J.T. has a knack for depicting different mask styles as well as interesting, unique wardrobe choices. Tell Dave we said thanks!

J.T. has a knack for depicting different mask styles as well as unconventional wardrobe choices. Tell Dave we said thanks! Message received!

Danielle Yea reveals some enviable art skills and a knack for clear, succinct public health communications. Nice work!

D.Y. showcases some enviable art skills as well as a talent for clear, succinct public health messages. Very nice job!

L.G.s done a great job conveying where masks are most useful and which masks provide the best protection. The artistic detail in these different risky indoor locations is pretty cool too.

L.G. did a great job conveying where masks are most useful and which masks provide the best protection. We think the artistic detail in these different risky indoor locations is pretty cool too.

A.W. managed to fit almost ALL of the basic principles of masking from our information sheet into a single image, and that's pretty impressive! We didn't think it could be done.

A.W. managed to fit almost ALL of the basic principles of masking from our information sheet into a single image, and that's pretty impressive! We didn't think it could be done.

A.M. tells a neat little story in this panel that educates us about mask use along the way. And we LOVE that hat.

A.M. tells a neat little story in this panel that educates us about mask use and helping one another mask more safely along the way. And we LOVE that hat.

D.Z. packs a lot of great information into this poster without too many words or visual clutter. Nice colours too!

D.Z. packs a lot of great information into this poster without too many words or visual clutter. Nice colours too!

C.Y. gets the point across with this eye catching message. The detail in the drawings of mask types and the neat COVID border art are very impressive!

C.Y. gets the point across with this eye catching message. The detail in the drawings of mask types and the neat COVID border art are very impressive!

J.P. keeps the words short and direct in this informative poster. We especially like the

J.P. keeps the words short and direct in this informative poster. We especially like the "tied and tucked" surgical mask and the N95!

Althea Cleland sums up the best masking advice without any extra information that could distract from the core message. And the glitter tape is a nice touch!

A.C. sums up our best masking advice without any extra information that could distract from the core message. And the glitter tape is a nice touch!

Another great detail from Althea Cleland's collage shows us what kinds of places we should expect COVID to accumulate in the air. This is a great use of perspective!

Another detail from A.C.'s collage shows us what kinds of places we could expect COVID to accumulate in the air. This artwork showcases a nice use of perspective!

B.P. really captures that nasty airborne Omicron vibe in this drawing. Bonus points for illustrating the fact that an exhaled breath can travel much further than six feet!

B.P. really captures that nasty airborne Omicron vibe in this drawing. Bonus points for illustrating the fact that an exhaled breath can travel much further than two meters!

We like that D.N. uses

We like that D.N. uses "PPE" to describe masks. PPE stands for "personal protective equipment". Many workplaces require PPE like masks, steel-toed boots, or fall protection harnesses to keep people safe from common risks and injuries.

M.O.'s nicely laid out infographic highlights symptoms of COVID and key layers of protection that can help make classrooms safer. The visual reminder to cough into your sleeve is great too!

M.O.'s beautifully laid out infographic highlights symptoms of COVID and key layers of protection that help make classrooms safer. The visual reminder to cough into your sleeve is a nice touch!

We really like the clean, flowing design of A.T.'s straightforward pro-mask message. The

We really like the clean, flowing design of A.T.'s straightforward pro-mask message. The "tie and tuck" trick to seal air gaps in surgical masks is also really well represented!

N.T. made a great use of shapes, images, and colours to lead the reader through quite a lot of very useful information without becoming too overwhelmed by the text.

N.T. made a great use of shapes, images, and colours to lead the reader through quite a lot of useful information without becoming overwhelmed by the text. Nice work!

M.G. has boiled the essential facts about COVID down into just a handful of words and images that still get the main points across. That's not easy to do! Trust us, we know!

M.G. boiled the essential facts about COVID down into just a handful of words and images that still get the main points across. That's not easy to do! Trust us, we know!

L.L. shows a great sense of colour and layout in this infographic. We love the vaccines and COVID particles in the background, and the four points are bang on.

L.L. shows a great sense of colour and layout in this infographic. We love the vaccines and COVID particles in the background, and these four points do a great job of getting the key message across.

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Do you have COVID safety art to share? Contact us.

Protect Our Province BC is delighted to share this collection of public service announcements made by young BC artists.


Created by a group of East Vancouver students who used our guidance on topics like masking and aerosol spread for inspiration, each of these posters does a fantastic job of communicating the essence of our best, evidence-based advice.


We would like to thank each and every student who shared their safety poster with us. It's a tough job advocating for public safety, especially when the government seems to be pushing in the opposite direction. Your art has given us a big lift!


We're blown away by the creativity in these images, and love the way your unique personalities shine through in your work. Thank you so much!

Do you want to design a COVID safety poster to showcase on the PoP BC website? Feel free to use the information below for inspiration. Remember, you don't have to fit ALL of this information into your COVID safety poster, comic, illustration, or infographic. You can focus on key points that make sense to you. Feel free to get creative and think outside the box! We're looking forward to seeing your artwork!


“Up Your Mask Game” to Help Fight Omicron.

WHY?

COVID hangs in the air like cigarette smoke. Cloth & surgical masks don’t fit well enough to prevent us from breathing in pieces of the virus.

We won’t have enough room in our hospitals to help everyone who needs it if we don’t reduce the number of people who are getting sick at the same time.

If everybody does get sick at the same time, we will struggle to find enough healthy workers to keep our communities running safely and smoothly.


WHERE?

If too little is done to keep the air clean, COVID builds up in indoor spaces, especially;

  • In buildings with poor air flow (like schools)
  • In crowded public buildings (like malls or hospitals)
  • Anywhere you are sharing air with unmasked or poorly masked people (like restaurants)

HOW?

No mask provides perfect protection, but some masks are better than others!

POOR →

  • Dirty single layer cloth mask
  • Loose or dirty surgical mask
  • Mask hanging off your nose
  • Neck gaiter or bandana 
  • Masks with air holes

BETTER →

  • Clean multi-layer cloth mask with nose wire
  • Fresh, snug surgical mask
  • Fabric mask over surgical mask

BEST

  • Snug N95 or NT95
  • Tied and tucked surgical mask

MASKING TIPS

  • Make sure there are no gaps around your mask.
  • Make sure the fit is snug enough to stay in place without touching it.
  • You can re-use your N95 / KN95 masks for about 40 hours, until the elastic becomes loose, or until the mask is soiled.
  • Remember to take food and drink breaks well away from high risk areas.
  • If you have extra N95 or KN95 masks, consider offering some to others who don't have any.
  • If you don't have an N95 or similar mask, you can still increase your mask protection by wearing a surgical mask under a cloth mask for a snugger fit, or tie the ear loops and tuck in the extra material on a surgical mask to help seal the gaps.