Mandatory Mask Requirements

Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public places or if they have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Masks should complement – not replace – other prevention measures. Continue physical distancing and good hand hygiene and stay home when sick.

All persons shall always wear a Face Covering while in an indoor, enclosed, or substantially enclosed Public Place or in any Public Transportation Vehicle.

  • "Public Place" means any property, whether publicly or privately owned, to which members of the public have access as of right or by express or implied invitation, whether on payment of any fee or not.
  • "Public Transportation Vehicle" means a bus, taxi, or other vehicle used for the transportation of people upon the payment of a fee.

How to use a Medical Mask


  • Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water before touching the mask
  • Check the mask for any tears or holes
  • Find the top side where the metal piece or stiff edge is
  • Ensure that the colored side faces outwards
  • Place the metal piece/stiff edge over your nose
  • Cover your mouth, nose, and chin.
  • Adjust the mask without leaving gaps on the side
  • Avoid touching the mask
  • Use the straps to remove the mask
  • Keep the mask away from you or any surface when removing it
  • Discard the mask immediately after use, preferably into a closed bin
  • Wash your hands after
Source: World Health Organization 


  • Don't use a ripped or damp mask 
  • Do not wear the mask only over mouth or nose (both must be covered) 
  • Do not wear a loose mask 
  • Do not touch the front of the mask 
  • Do not do other things that will require touching the mask 
  • Do not leave used mask within the reach of others 
  • Do not re-use the mask 
Source: World Health Organization 

After using a disposable mask, 

please always make sure to properly dispose of the item to avoid another individual being exposed to your mask.

Please consult Bylaw No. 1163 for more information