Face Covers

Let’s stay safe and healthy together. The Government of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has encouraged Albertans to wear non-medical masks and face coverings in public places to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

What is a face covering

  • A face covering, which includes masks, covers the mouth, nose and chin.
  • A face covering can include cloth made mask, non-medical mask

Choosing the right face covering for wearing in public

Source: Government of Alberta

When to wear a face covering

Effective August 1 it is mandatory to wear a face covering on St. Albert Transit and in civic facilities that provide services to the public on behalf of the City. Includes:

  • St. Albert Place
  • Servus Place
  • St. Albert Public Library
  • Fountain Park Recreation Centre – opens August 4

Face coverings must be worn by visitors, patrons, residents, volunteers, contractors, renters, staff – anyone entering those civic facilities or riding a St. Albert Transit bus.

The Special Council Meeting on August 4 will also provide additional guidance as to which City facilities will be included in the mandatory face covering requirement.

Why wear a face covering

The City is doing everything possible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our community. Wearing a face covering is one of the many important elements in keeping each other safe. Other ways include:

  • Staying home if you are experiencing symptoms
  • Maintaining two metres from others not in your household or cohort
  • Washing or sanitizing your hands and coughing/sneezing into your elbow or a tissue

How to wear a face covering

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Source: Government of Alberta

Free face coverings

The Government of Alberta is providing free face coverings (masks) through the Masks for Albertans program.

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Last edited: July 30, 2020