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Wearing masks at NAIT

Posted: Jan 4, 2021 5:14 AM   |  Updated: Jun 29, 2022 3:42 PM
Modified: Jun 29, 2022 3:42 PM

We support the use of masks in all public spaces on our campuses and at NAIT facilities. Masks continue to be required in Health Services offices or where masks are part of the standard personal protective equipment.

Please be kind and understanding as everyone makes the choice around masking that is best for them.

Proper use of a well-constructed, well-fitting mask, combined with other safety measures, can help protect you and others from COVID-19.

When worn properly, three-layer cloth masks are acceptable; however, medical-grade masks and respirators are recommended by public health agencies to provide better protection.

Which masks and face coverings can be worn?

NAIT’s Health, Safety and Environment team has completed a thorough review of the advice and guidance on masks and has determined that respirators are not required for general use in the campus environment and that medical-grade masks, worn properly, provide excellent protection. When worn properly, three-layer cloth masks are acceptable.

As per public health guidelines, NAIT does not recommend wearing scarves, bandanas, neck gaiters or masks with exhalation valves, as these may not provide adequate protection against the transmission of respiratory droplets.

Learn more at alberta.ca/masks.

How do I wear and clean masks safely?

Review the Government of Alberta’s instructions on mask usage for complete details on wearing, storing and cleaning masks, as well as ensuring a proper fit. 

Where can I purchase masks?

Certified medical-grade masks and respirators are available to purchase at shop AT NAIT.

Masks are also available for purchase through vending machines in the following areas on Main Campus:

  • CAT main floor by the Starbucks
  • Near the NAITSA Computer Commons (W203)
  • Common Market seating area
  • South E-Wing vending bank
  • Second floor of X-Wing, above the shop AT NAIT location
  • First floor of V-building

Vending machines can also be found at the Patricia and Souch Campus cafeteria seating areas and Spruce Grove Campus.

Thank you for doing your part to help NAIT maintain a safe and healthy campus environment. Learn more about safety requirements and measures on the Your Safety page.