“Stay home and get tested when you feel sick, maintain physical distance when you go out, wear a mask in crowded spaces and frequently wash your hands,”
On July 13, Distribution of non-medical masks will resume at A&W, McDonalds and Tim Horton restaurants in Alberta.
In June, 20 million masks were distributed through restaurant partners, municipalities, long-term care facilities, First Nations and Metis Settlements, and other organizations. Alberta is the only province in Canada to take this important step to help limit the spread of COVID-19 throughout the province.
Wearing a non-medical mask when it's difficult to maintain physical distancing of two metres is one way we can continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 as we relaunch our province. This initiative is a key part of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy to safely reopen our economy while protecting Albertans from COVID-19.
Albertans can contact 211 if they need help getting a mask. More information is also available online.
In addition to the masks now being resupplied to restaurant partner locations, government is also providing more masks to:
- Municipalities without easy access to a restaurant partner location
- First Nations and Metis Settlements
- Places of worship
- Transit services province wide, including in Calgary and Edmonton
- 7-Eleven Canada is providing no-cost shipping of masks from the government’s warehouses to transit system operators across the province
- Seniors organizations and independent living facilities
- Long-term care and supportive living facilities
- Women’s shelters, homeless shelters and street outreach programs
- Addiction treatment centres
- Other organizations that have highlighted a need for masks