Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)- Update May 31, 2021

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Please remember to follow the guidelines of Alberta Health and Chief Medical Officer.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)- Update May 31, 2021

This 3-stage roadmap outlines how restrictions will ease while protecting the health-care system and increasing vaccination rates in the province.

COVID-19 transmission will continue to be monitored. If required, a stage may be paused to respond to trends at regional or provincial levels. Sustained reopening will require Albertans to get fully vaccinated with 2 doses during the summer to prevent future spread.

These restriction changes apply provincewide. Additional details will be released before each stage.

https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx#open

    • Stage 1: Two weeks after 50% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose, and hospitalizations are below 800 and declining. Effective June 1 unless stated otherwise.
      • Places of worship – 15% of fire code occupancy (effective May 28)
      • Outdoor social gatherings – up to 10 people (indoor social gatherings still not permitted)
      • Outdoor physical, performance and recreation activities – up to 10 distanced people, all ages
      • Personal and wellness services – re-open, by appointment only
      • Funeral services – up to 20 people, not including facility staff, funeral clergy or organizers not considered guests (receptions remain prohibited)
      • Wedding ceremonies – up to 10 people, including officiant, bride/groom, witnesses (receptions remain prohibited)
      • Restaurants – 4 people per table max, outdoors, households only or 2 close contact for those living alone
      • Retail – 15% of fire code occupancy (must maintain ability to distance)
      • Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect
  • Stage 2: Two weeks after 60% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose, and hospitalizations are below 500 and declining. Expected to be in effect mid-June.
    • Outdoor social gatherings – up to 20 people with distancing (indoor social gatherings still not permitted)
    • Indoor recreation, entertainment and other settings (rec centres, arenas, casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, libraries, etc.) – open at 1/3 of fire code occupancy
    • Gyms and fitness studios – open for solo and drop-in activities and indoor fitness classes with 3 metre distancing
    • Funeral services – up to 20 people, indoors and outdoors (receptions permitted outdoors only)
    • Wedding ceremonies – up to 20 people, indoors and outdoors (receptions permitted outdoors only)
    • Places of worship – 1/3 of fire code occupancy
    • Personal and wellness services – resume walk-in service
    • Post-secondary – resume in-person learning
    • Restaurants – 6 people per table max, indoors or outdoors
    • Retail – 1/3 of fire code occupancy (must maintain ability to distance)
    • Youth activities (day camps, overnight camps, play centres) – resume with restrictions
    • Youth and adult sports – resume with no restrictions, indoors and outdoors
    • Outdoor public gatherings (concerts/festivals) – up to 150 people
    • Outdoor fixed seating facilities (grandstands) – 1/3 seated capacity
    • Work from home order is lifted but still recommended
    • Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect
  • Stage 3: Two weeks after 70% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose. Expected to be effective in late June or early July.
    • All restrictions lifted, including ban on indoor social gatherings
    • Isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and some protective measures in continuing care settings remain

Continue following existing public health measures to keep everyone safe:

  • Stay 2 metres apart from others
  • Wear a mask in public spaces, indoor workplaces and places of worship
  • Practice good hygiene: wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Monitor your symptoms every day
  • If sick, stay home, get tested, and follow mandatory isolation requirements while waiting for results:
    • if positive, isolate for 10 days or until symptoms are gone, whichever is longer
    • if negative, stay home until you’re better
  • Download and use the ABTraceTogether contact tracing app when out in public

https://www.alberta.ca/maps/covid-19-status-map.htm

Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with the LEGAL requirements the Alberta Government has put in place!

Click the link below to access the full requirements.

Learn how to isolate if you have symptoms or are exposed to COVID-19, or if you are returning to or entering Alberta from outside Canada.

Albertans are legally required to isolate for:

14 days if they returned to or entered Alberta from outside Canada or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19

10 days if they have any symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat

https://www.alberta.ca/isolation.aspx

Clear Hills County administration will continue to be available for phone calls, fax and email correspondence during normal business hours to ensure that essential services continue.

 

Monday to Friday

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Clear Hills County Office.

Box 240

Worsley, AB T0H 3W0

Phone:780-685-3925

Fax:780-685-3960

 

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