Free non-medical masks available at select locations throughout Alberta

“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



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