All Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it's difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times.
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.
Read more about City Council's decision about mandatory mask use in the City of Airdrie.
Please feel free to print and post or share the resources below in your home, business or on your social media.
As more resources are created we'll share them here for you to use.
We appreciate your help in encouraging others to wear a face covering or mask when in public. Together we'll protect our community and keep cases of COVID-19 in Airdrie down.
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|
- Mask Up poster 8.5x11 (pdf)
- Mask up poster 11x17 (pdf)
- Mask up Facebook image (jpg)
- Mask up Twitter image (jpg)