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New vaccine requirements and COVID-19 measures in Alberta

September 15, 2021 Media inquiriesAlberta has declared a state of public health emergency and will implement new health measures to expand capacity, increase vaccination rates and reduce transmission of COVID-19.New temporary health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 will apply provincewide. This includes new restrictions on restaurants, indoor gatherings, weddings and funerals, retail, entertainment venues, and indoor sport and … Read more

Covid Cases on the rise

Cases in Alberta 246,674 Total cases 1,076 Cases on August 24 235,822 Recovered cases 2,356 Deaths 8,496 Active cases* 284 In hospital 59 In intensive care** 5,055,591 Total tests completed 11,747 Tests on August 24 2,302,251 People tested 5,511,274 Vaccine doses as of August 24 Updated August 25. Numbers are current as of end-of-day August 24. Case numbers are updated daily Monday to Friday. *Active cases include both community cases and … Read more

New Alberta restrictions in continuing centres

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Citing the rising vaccination rate in Alberta, the provincial government can take the next step in safely lifting restrictions in continuing care while keeping some rules in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On July 13 the province announced that to support the health and safety of residents and staff, Alberta’s government will … Read more

All Albertans aged 12-plus now eligible for second doses

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Anyone who received Pfizer or Moderna as their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in May or earlier can now book their second dose. The provincial government issued a release on June 18 stating Alberta continues to lead the way in administering second doses in Canada, with more than 25 per cent of its eligible … Read more

Provincewide lottery adds Calgary Stampede tickets as prizes

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The provincial government is offering everyone over the age of 18 who has received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine a chance to win Calgary Stampede tickets in addition to $1 million. On June 20, the government announced more than 1.5 million Albertans have already entered the Open for Summer Lottery, which currently includes … Read more

Full re-opening to start on July 1 with 70 per cent vaccinated

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Alberta is set to re-open as the remaining health restrictions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus are set to be lifted on July 1. On June 18, the province issued a release stating Alberta has reached the 70 per cent threshold, triggering a two-week waiting period before Stage 3 begins. With 70.2 … Read more

Alberta has reached its final Open for Summer threshold

triggering a two-week waiting period before Stage 3 begins. With 70.2 per cent of eligible Albertans having been vaccinated with at least one dose as of June 17, Alberta will move to Stage 3 on July 1 and fully reopen, removing all mandatory restrictions. Anyone in Alberta aged 18 and over can still enter the first Open for Summer Lottery … Read more