County Distributes COVID-19 Masks

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Saddle Hills County has distributed non-medical COVID-19 masks to the general stores throughout the County. Residents can pick up a package of four masks per person. Once the County office is open to the public on July 6, they will also be available at the County office.

The masks are part of the Alberta Government's 'Masks for Albertans' program.

Why use a mask

Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it's difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times.

Wearing a homemade or non-medical mask in public is another tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It hasn’t been proven that masks protect the person wearing it, but it can help protect people from being exposed to your germs.

Masks should complement – not replace – other prevention measures. Continue physical distancing and good hand hygiene, and stay home when sick.

When to use a mask

  • When it’s difficult to maintain 2 metres distance from people for a prolonged period of time:
    • public transit and airplanes
    • grocery stores and pharmacies
    • hair salons and barbershops
    • some retail stores

When not to use a mask

  • If it’s dirty or damaged in any way
  • If it gaps or doesn’t fit well
  • If it’s been used by another person
  • Children under 2 years of age
  • Anyone that has trouble breathing
  • When you are only with people from your own household