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Additional 20 million non-medical masks being provided to Albertans

Packages of face masks on April 29, 2020. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – In the hopes of flattening the COVID-19 curve, Alberta is preparing to distribute another 20 million masks to residents.

The free, non-medical masks will be back at A&W, McDonald’s and Tim Hortons locations across the province starting July 13.

In addition to distributing the masks at fast-food chains, the government will also be making masks available at places of worship, First Nations and Metis settlements and in various municipalities.

While wearing masks is not mandatory, they are highly recommended when social distancing is not possible.