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Face Mask Bylaw & COVID-19 Update

Starting August 1st, you will be required to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces and public vehicles.

Failure to wear a face-covering where required can result in a penalty of $50.

The bylaw mandates that face coverings be worn in the following places:

-Buses, shuttles and CTrains.

-Taxis, Ridesharing businesses, Vehicles for hire.

-Malls, grocery stores, retail businesses, churches.

-Recreation centres, City Hall, City of Calgary buildings.

To learn more about the new bylaw, visit

COVID-19 Updates

You must continue practising physical distancing to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of getting sick.

Physical distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with.

To protect yourself and others:

  • keep at least 2 metres (about the length of a hockey stick) distance from people outside your household or cohort family

  • limit the number of times you leave your home for errands; try to limit grocery store visits to once a week

  • try to have only one person in the household do the shopping

  • try to shop at less busy times

  • order online to have groceries or other items delivered if possible

  • go for a walk in your neighbourhood or park while maintaining distance from others

  • avoid overcrowding in elevators or other enclosed spaces

  • follow Alberta’s mandatory restrictions on gatherings

  • wash or sanitize your hands after touching communal surfaces

To protect yourself and others:

  • wear a mask in public when distancing is not possible

  • download and use the ABTraceTogether mobile contact tracing app while out in public

  • wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer

  • use gloves properly if you choose to wear them (they are not necessary)

  • cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow

  • avoid touching your face with unwashed hands

  • avoid travel outside Canada

  • watch for COVID-19 symptoms (see the full symptom list)

  • take the COVID-19 self-assessment to arrange testing if you have any symptoms

  • follow mandatory isolation requirements:

    • 10 days minimum if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, or until the symptoms resolve, whichever is longer

    • 14 days if you recently returned from travel outside of Canada or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, plus an additional 10 days from the onset of symptoms, should they occur, whichever is longer

Learn more about Alberta & Covid-19 by visiting:



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