Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it's difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres.
✔️ Wash or sanitize your hands before putting it on, before taking it off, and after taking it off
✔️ Tighten with ties or ear loops to reduce gaps
✔️ Keep nose, mouth and chin covered at all times
✔️ Remove if wet, torn or dirty and dispose in a lined garbage bin
✔️ Store cloth masks in a sealed bag until it can be washed in hot, soapy water
❌ Touch your face under the mask
❌ Touch the front of the mask – remove or adjust using the ties or ear loops
❌ Wear it under your nose or your chin
❌ Wear a wet, torn or dirty mask
❌ Wear the same mask for a long period of time – change when it becomes damp
❌ Share with another person
Masks should complement – not replace – other prevention measures. Continue physical distancing and good hand hygiene, and stay home when sick.
For more tips, visit alberta.ca/masks