From the Government of Alberta:
Effective September 4, a new public health order issued by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health reinstates a number of public health measures, including the wearing of masks at all times while in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
According to Part 3 of the new Health Order, the Indoor masking requirements are as follow:
- A person must wear a face mask at all times while attending an indoor public place.
- For greater certainty, an indoor public place means all indoor spaces under the control of a business or entity, including all areas where the public or employees of the business or entity may attend.
- For greater certainty, except as otherwise set out in this Order, masks must be worn by
- Persons attending at businesses or entities and workplaces.
- A person driving or being transported in a commercial vehicle on a highway with one or more additional persons must wear a face mask at all times.
- A person must comply with all masking directives or guidance while attending at a facility operated by a regional health authority under the Regional Health Authorities Act or a facility operated by a contracted service provider of a regional health authority.
- Exceptions for physical and performance activities
- A person is not required to wear a face mask while participating in a physical activity.
- A person participating in a performance activity is not required to wear a mask.
Click here to review Health order CMOH Order 40-2021
REMINDER: Current Temporary measures as of Sept. 4 at 8 a.m.
- Masks are mandatory for all indoor public spaces and workplaces starting Sept. 4 at 8 a.m.
- Restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, nightclubs and other licensed establishments will be required to end alcohol service at 10 p.m.
- Albertans are encouraged to limit in-person contacts. The province strongly recommends that unvaccinated Albertans limit their indoor social gatherings to close contacts of only two cohort families up to a maximum of 10 people.
- It is also recommended that plans for in-person return to work be paused, and that employers revert to work-from-home where possible. If employees are working on location, employees must mask for all indoor settings, except in work stations.
Click here to view the announcement.
Click here to watch the conference.
Click here to review health orders when they are made available.
Click here to review "Guidance for activities with children - best practices to protect children ages 11 and under." (last updated on July 1)
REMINDER: City of Calgary reinstates State of Local Emergency
The City of Calgary has declared a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) to support efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
- Effective today, The City of Calgary has declared a state of local emergency in an effort to more quickly redirect resources as required in light of growing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
- The SOLE also allows The City to write local orders to clarify or deal with local challenges and quickly secure supplies needed to run essential services.
- In addition, this SOLE helps us to take further actions to protect the most vulnerable in our community.
Click here to review the City press release.
Click here to review CBC article on City announcement.
Click here to review City "Face Coverings" web page.