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Posted on: December 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Province introduces stronger public health measures across Alberta

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On December 8 at 4:00 PM, the Government of Alberta, under a State of Public Health Emergency, declared additional Province-wide restrictions and measures in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Effective Immediately: 

  • Masks will be mandatory in all public indoor spaces throughout the Province, including workplaces.
  • Indoor and outdoor social close contact will be limited to those in the same household; while people who live alone may still have up to two non-household close contacts. 

Effective at midnight on Sunday, December 13th, the following facilities must temporarily close:

  • Recreational facilities such as fitness centres, recreation centres, pools, spas, gyms, studios, camps, bowling alleys, theatres, indoor rinks and arenas.
  • Libraries, science centres, interpretive centres, museums, galleries, amusement parks and water parks.
  • Businesses offering personal and wellness services such as hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlours and massage businesses.

     
  • Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes will be restricted from in-person service. Only takeout, curbside pickup and delivery services will be permitted.

Additional restrictions effective as of midnight on Sunday, December 13th include:

  • Funerals and wedding ceremonies will be limited to ten (10) people.
  • Retail businesses will be allowed to remain open but must reduce capacity to 15 per cent of the occupancy allowed under the fire code. Places of Worship will face the same restriction.
  • All employees must work from home, unless the employer determines work requires physical presence for operational effectiveness.

These measures will be in place for a minimum of a four (4) week period.

For additional details and clarification regarding these measures, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx.

Stettler Regional Emergency Management Agency will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely in our region and execute all provincial and federal mandates as they are issued.

Working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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