You'll soon be able to pick up a mask while picking up a burger and fries through the drive through again. 

The province is getting set to relaunch its non-medical mask distribution program.

Albertans are being encouraged to wear masks in public when physical distancing of over 2 metres isn't possible as part of the ongoing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

This program was paused over the last few weeks after 20 million masks were handed out at A&W, McDonald’s, and Tim Hortons drive-throughs across the province in June. 

The goal is to hand out another 20 million masks from the same three restaurant chains in July. 

Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro says  “The first phase of free mask distribution in Alberta was a huge success and the response was an incredible show of community support. Thank you to all Albertans who are doing their part to keep each other safe as we move through stage two of relaunch.”

In addition to the restaurants listed, masks are now being supplied to these locations:

-Municipalities without easy access to a restaurant partner location

-First Nations and Metis Settlements

-Places of worship

-Transit services across the province, including in Calgary and Edmonton

-7-Eleven Canada is providing no-cost shipping of masks from the government’s warehouses to transit system operators across the province

-Seniors organizations and independent living facilities

-Long-term care and supportive living facilities

-Women’s shelters, homeless shelters and street outreach programs

-Addiction treatment centres

-Other organizations that have highlighted a need for masks

Albertans are encouraged to contact 211 if they need help getting a mask.

For more information go here.