Mandatory Provincewide health measure – effective Sept. 4 at 8 a.m.
- Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
- Employees must mask in all indoor work settings, except in work stations.
- Schools are not required to implement masking, but school boards will continue to set COVID-19 management policies as they deem appropriate.
More information about masking and other Provincial health measures in place can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.
Wearing a homemade or non-medical mask in public is another tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It hasn’t been proven that masks protect the person wearing it, but it can help protect people from being exposed to your germs.
Masks should complement – not replace – other prevention measures. Continue physical distancing and good hand hygiene, and stay home when sick.
For more information please visit www.alberta.ca/masks
Wearing a mask
What to do
|What not to do|
|Wash or sanitize your hands:
||Don't touch your face under the mask|
|Inspect the mask, holding it by the ties or loops. Discard if damaged or dirty||Don't touch the front of the mask – remove or adjust using the ties or ear loops|
|Tighten with ties or ear loops to reduce gaps||Don't wear it under your nose or your chin|
|Keep nose, mouth and chin covered at all times||Don't wear a wet, torn or dirty mask|
|Remove if wet, torn or dirty and dispose in a lined garbage bin||Don’t wear the same mask for a long period of time – change when it becomes damp|
|Store cloth masks in a sealed bag until it can be washed in hot, soapy water||Don’t share with another person|
- Mandatory Masks poster (pdf)
- Mask Up poster 8.5x11 (pdf)
- Mask up poster 11x17 (pdf)
- Mask up social media image (jpg)