Mask update - July 1, 2021

Mask use in public indoor settings is no longer required except for some specific situations:

  • working in or visiting some health care settings, such as long-term care
  • using public transit, including ride share vehicles, taxis, motor coaches and shuttles
  • Municipalities and businesses are free to set masking requirements as they see fit. For example, businesses may require staff and/or customers to wear masks inside their place of business.
 

Airdrie is following the direction of the Province as Alberta enters stage 3 of the reopening plan.

Although the provincial mask mandate has been lifted and Airdrie’s face covering bylaw has ended, many people may choose to continue wearing masks based on personal comfort level with their surroundings and some local businesses may request that masks be worn within their spaces.

 

Masks may still be worn but are not mandatory

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.

 

Information from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer

For more information please visit www.alberta.ca/masks

Wearing a mask

What to do

What not to do
Wash or sanitize your hands:
  • before putting it on
  • before taking it off
  • after taking it off
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

 

 

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