New Masking Rules in Alberta Schools

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Updates

The Government of Alberta has announced on August 4, 2020 announced that masks will be mandatory for Gr. 4-12 students and all teachers and staff when physical distancing isn’t possible. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for:

  • Students in grades 4 – 12 in common areas (such as hallways or buses)
  • All teachers and school staff where physical distancing cannot be maintained

To assist with these new rules, the Government of Alberta will provide:

  • 2 reusable masks to every K-12 student
  • 2 reusable masks to every teacher, staff & bus driver
  • 1 reusable face shield for staff
  • 466k litres of hand sanitizer
  • 2 contactless digital thermometers per school.