Free Masks Available in Alberta Starting Today!

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Starting on June 8, 2020, you can get 4 free non-medical masks per person at any Alberta A&W, McDonald’s Canada and Tim Hortons drive-thru locations. These are available while supplies last with no purchase necessary. Please keep in mind, masks will not be distributed inside restaurants or at locations without drive-thrus.

If you are unable to access a participating drive-thru location, we encourage you to ask a family member, friend or neighbour to pick up your 4 masks. You can also call 211 for help.

Masks will also be provided to the following groups to distribute to community members:

  • Communities more than 50 km from a drive-thru location
  • Long-term care and seniors facilities
  • Groups and organizations that support vulnerable Albertans
  • First Nations and Metis Settlement communities
  • Edmonton and Calgary (for transit users)
  • Places of worship


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