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Phase I re-launch moves ahead in Calgary

We have some positive news to share with you today. Premier Jason Kenney announced that due to the continued progress in the fight against COVID-19 in Calgary and Brooks, the Phase I re-launch will move ahead on Monday, May 25! Hair Salons and Barber Shops can open. Cafes, pubs and bars can open with limits. On June 1, day camps, summer school and post-secondary can also re-open with limits. Also, in-patient surgeries (involving overnight stays) can also resume across Alberta. For more information, please click here: Alberta Biz Connect |

Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing must still be maintained. Please remember to keep at least 2 metres (6 feet) distance from people outside your household or cohort family. For more information, click here: Help prevent the spread |


As many public places are recommending wearing a mask, we wanted to provide some mask etiquette as well as the proper way to wear a mask.

Surgical/Disposable Masks

  • Identify the inside of the mask, which is usually the white side. The coloured side of the mask is usually the front and should face away from you.
  • Wash your hands immediately before putting the mask on, before taking it off and immediately after taking it off.
  • The mask should fit well (non-gaping).
  • Do not share the mask with others.
  • Avoid touching your face mask while using it as masks can become contaminated on the outside or when touched by your hands.
  • Continue practicing good hand hygiene.

Non-Medical Masks

  • Before purchasing a cloth mask, consider the following:
  • Does the mask have multiple layers? Four layers is optimal.
  • Have different fabrics or colours been used for each side of the mask? This will help you to know which side faces your mouth and which side faces out.
  • Choose a fabric or cloth that can withstand frequent cycles through washing and drying machines.
  • Change a cloth mask as soon as it gets damp or soiled:
  • Put it directly into the washing machine or a bag that can be emptied into the washing machine and then disposed of.
  • Cloth masks can be laundered with other items using a hot cycle, and then dried thoroughly.
  • Masks that cannot be washed should be discarded and replaced as soon as they get damp, soiled or crumpled.
  • Dispose of masks properly in a lined garbage bin.
  • Don’t leave discarded masks in shopping carts, on the ground, etc.

More information can be found on the Alberta Health Services website: Help prevent the spread |

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Remember, if you have any of the symptoms listed below, stay home and complete the AHS self-assessment tool online COVID Self Assessment which has been updated to include all of these symptoms.

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • A new cough or worsening of a chronic cough
  • New or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat or painful swallowing
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint aches
  • Feeling unwell in general, or new fatigue or severe exhaustion
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste, or
  • Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye
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