Face coverings (non-medical masks)
Provincial mask mandate in effect
The current provincial restrictions replace Strathcona County’s temporary face covering bylaw until further notice.
Everyone ages two and over is required to wear a mask or in all indoor public settings, except where exemptions apply. Visit the provincial webpage for full details and exemption information.
Proper mask wearing and hygiene helps protect you and others from the spread of COVID-19. Masks must cover your nose, mouth and chin.
The provincial government has mandated wearing non-medical masks or face coverings in indoor public areas to help prevent the spread along with practicing good hygiene, maintaining physical distancing, getting tested and monitoring for symptoms.
Proper masking is important in protecting yourself and others against the spread of COVID-19. Make sure your mask covers your nose, mouth and chin and that everyone ages two and over is wearing a mask in all indoor public places, including Strathcona County facilities.
Educating our community and supports for business
We are all in this together. We encourage our community leaders to work together to educate and encourage each other to wear face coverings, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to prevent a spike in infection rates.
Poster series - updated!
A downloadable poster series for the community and businesses is available.
Posters: Posters: community kindness messaging (2.1 MB) (several designs available within)
You are welcome to display messaging in public entryways of the business or vehicle.
1. What if I forget to bring a face covering with me?Permanent link to What if I forget to bring a face covering with me?
Signage at the entrance to County-owned facilities will serve as a reminder to wear a non-medical mask (face covering) when indoors; a non-medical mask will be supplied if required (while supplies last).
As part of the Government of Alberta’s province-wide distribution plan, Masks for Albertans, non-medical masks are available to the public at the Bethel Transit Terminal.
A limited supply of non-medical masks will be available at recreation facilities in the event someone needs a mask in order to enter the facility.
If you are visiting a business, please consider the bylaw is in place to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to prevent a spike in infection rates.
Where can I get a non-medical mask?
As part of the Government of Alberta's province-wide distribution plan, Masks for Albertans, free non-medical masks are available to the public at the Bethel Transit Terminal. Please do not take Transit if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms.
A limited supply of masks will be available at recreation facilities in the event someone needs a mask in order to enter the facility.