Face masks will become mandatory in indoor public places or public vehicles in Cochrane should the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Cochrane rise to 10 or more.
However, on the provincial side of things, Premier Kenney says that the province will not mandate the wearing of masks anytime soon. Kenney says there are many Alberta municipalities with low case counts that don't warrant such a mandate.
"This is a very very big and diverse province, and what makes a lot of sense on a crowded bus in downtown Calgary may not make the same sense in a barn in a remote community in Northern Alberta, approximate to which there are no active cases."
The Premier says that the province's stance will remain the same with strongly recommending their use, providing education, and distributing free masks to Albertans.