Looking for a mask? Here's where to find one in Edmonton
Mask Makers YEG is a group of volunteers donating home-made masks to people who need them.
EDMONTON -- Face coverings will be mandatory in all public indoor spaces in Edmonton starting Aug. 1.
The bylaw, passed on July 29, applies to all facilities including city-owned buildings and privately-owned businesses.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw has encouraged Albertans to wear a mask, especially where physical distancing is not possible. Wearing one can help protect the people around you from droplets and may stop you from touching your face and nose, she has said.
Alberta Health says not to wear a mask that's dirty, been worn by someone else or does not fit properly.
For more information on masks, visit the Alberta COVID-19 website.
Here are some places where Edmontonians can find masks:
- The Alberta government and City of Edmonton are handing out masks at some McDonald's, A&W and Tim Hortons drive-thrus, as well as transit centres, where wearing a mask will also become mandatory on Aug. 1.
- House of Seven Collective and Pink Sand Designs are making custom masks and offer curb-side pickup. They have donated 75 masks to Raw Artists of Canada, which is distributing masks to local organizations in need.
- Derks Uniforms is making masks with Alberta Strong branding, company logos and more.
- Page the Cleaner is manufacturing masks for children and adults. They can be ordered online and can be picked up or delivered.
- Tony the Tailor in downtown Edmonton is selling locally-made reusable masks. They can be purchased individually or in bulk.
- Eleven-year-old Kayla Mak began making fabric masks several weeks ago and shared a video showing how to make your own on her company's Facebook page.
- Linda MacPhee of MacPhee Workshop is selling masks sized for children, youth and adults, or you can buy a kit to make your own.
- Jilly's Boutique is selling locally-made masks from Tessa Glorie. Most are sold out but there are some youth sizes available.
- Little Bean YEG has masks available on Etsy. A portion from every sale is donated to Edmonton's Food Bank.
- Local maker Love Blush Creations is making youth and adult-sized masks. The profits will be donated to four Edmonton charitable organizations.
- Promo Addict in Sherwood Park is selling locally-made masks for adults and youth online.
- The People's Mask is selling Canadian-made masks, including ones that have a pocket for a filter. For every mask purchased they will donate one to a person in need.
- A group of volunteers have banded together to form Mask Makers YEG. They make and donate masks to anyone who needs one. Requests are made using a form on their Facebook page and orders are prioritized based on need.
- Edmonton-based Everyday Mask has reusable cloth face masks and filters and ships across Canada.