Mask wearing at SAIT
Wearing a mask in public can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Wearing a mask can help reduce your risk of infection and help protect people from being exposed to your germs.
- Anyone who has had respiratory symptoms in the previous 10 days should wear a mask when indoors with other people.
- Individuals who are at higher risk for severe outcomes from respiratory illness (for example, people who are immunocompromised) may want to wear a mask while indoors with others.
- Masks should fit well and be of high quality.
Please be kind. SAIT community members are expected to respect the right of those choosing to wear a mask.
If you choose to continue wearing a mask:
- Wear masks with at least three layers to stop the spread of COVID-19. SAIT is currently distributing three-layer disposable masks.
- Free masks are available at:
- Campus Security 24/7 at the Eugene Coste Building – Q100
- SAITSA Resource Centre, Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm at the Stan Grad Building — MC107
- Present your valid SAIT ID to receive your free masks.
Putting on your mask:
- Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer prior to handling the mask and when taking it off.
- Ensure the mask fits over the nose and under the chin.
- Situate the face mask properly with a nose wire snug against the nose (where applicable).
- Tie straps behind the head and neck or loop around the ears.
- Throughout the process, avoid touching the front of the face mask.
Disposal and care of masks:
- Disposable masks must be thrown away in lined garbage receptacles located throughout campus.
- Store cloth and reusable masks in a sealed bag until they can be washed in hot, soapy water.
- Wet, torn or dirty masks should be thrown away. Masks should be changed regularly and changed when damp.
Additional information on mask usage is available from the Government of Alberta.
You may be asked to wear masks in some community health settings to keep yourself and others safe, such as pharmacies, physiotherapy clinics or family doctors' offices.