Alberta’s New Public Health Measures

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8 Dec 2020

COVID-19, news

ALBERTA GOVERNMENT  The province has declared stronger public health measures in efforts to protect the health system from being overwhelmed and to slow the spread of COVID-19 as a result of high case numbers.

Effective immediately:

  • Mandatory public masking for indoor workplaces and outdoor facilities outside the home. This applies to all employees, visitors and the general public. Farm operations are excluded
  • All indoor, outdoor, private and public social gatherings are prohibited, excluding service visits from caregivers, health or child-care providers, and co-parenting arrangements
  • Close contacts are limited to household members only. Individuals who live alone may have the same 2 non-household close contacts for the duration of the restriction

Effective as of Sunday, December 13th, 2020:

  • Shopping malls, and retail services, and places of worship will be limited to a 15% occupancy limit for in-person attendance, with physical distancing and masking
  • In-person dining, casinos, bingo halls, entertainment centres, recreational facilities, libraries, entertainment businesses and entities, personal and wellness services, hotel spas, pools, etc. will all be closed
  • Mandatory work from home measures will be implemented for those that can work from home without requiring a physical presence

These restrictions will be in place for 4 weeks until January 12, 2021. Click here for more information about the new "Bend the Curve" website.