COVID-19 Information about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  1. Where to Find PPE
  2. About PPE

About wearing masks

Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it’s difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times. Masks are required in Chestermere when an employee and client must be within 2m of each other for the service provided. 

Learn more about wearing non-medical masks at www.alberta.ca/masks.

About selling non-medical masks

The Competition Bureau of Canada says that "if you sell non-medical fabric masks, do not make false or misleading claims about COVID19 prevention. These claims would be considered illegal under the Competition Act and the Textile Labelling Act. See more here: https://bit.ly/CB_COVID

Cloth masks for sale also require a label that indicates fibre composition and dealer identity. Everyone selling these masks, whether artisans or businesses, must comply. See more here: http://bit.ly/TextileGuide

 Consult Health Canada for info on the recommended use and limitations of non-medical masks: https://bit.ly/2xWlcSE

Where can I find personal protective equipment

Any local businesses who can provide masks or other personal protective equipment to the public are welcome to email comms@chestermere.ca to be added to this list. The City of Chestermere does not necessarily endorse any of these companies. 

Chestermere

Calgary

Other online stores


How can I make my own mask?

Visit the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website for tutorials on creating your own:

  • Sewn Cloth Face Covering
  • Quick Cut T-shirt Face Covering (no sew method)
  • Bandana Face Covering (no sew method)