s COVID-19 Updates | Claresholm Local Press

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

Stage 2 of re-opening from pandemic has started

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The Alberta government has begun Stage 2 of its plan to loosen health guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On June 9, the provincial government announced Stage 2 of the Open for Summer Plan will take effect, two weeks after 60 per cent of Albertans age 12-plus received at least one … Read more

Stage 1 of re-opening from pandemic has started

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The Alberta government has begun Stage 1 of its plan to loosen health guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, with Stage 2 expected to begin on June 10. On June 1, the provincial government announced Albertans can now enjoy outdoor patios, haircuts and more physical activities as vaccination rates continue to … Read more

Expanded public health measures

The following mandatory public health measures will apply to all communities with more than 50 cases per 100,000 people and with 30 or more active cases, which includes the MD of Willow Creek: Outdoor social gatherings – Effective May 5 All outside social gatherings must be limited to no more than five people. This is a decrease from the previous … Read more

New Restrictions in place

Targeted restrictions will apply to municipalities or regions where there are at least 350 cases per 100,000 people and 250 currently active cases. New measures will apply to junior and senior high schools, and sports and fitness activities in these communities. These targeted restrictions will remain in place for at least two weeks for any community or area that reaches … Read more

Government offers grant for small businesses

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The application intake for a provincial government small business grant of up to $10,000 is now open. The government announced on April 23 the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant program has been reopened for a new payment to businesses affected by the April 2021 public health orders. Eligible organizations can now apply for … Read more

Local MLA one of 17 opposing return to stricter restrictions

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Roger Reid wants to see a more regional approach to health restrictions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and not a return to the stricter guidelines the provincial government announced last week. The MLA for Livingstone-Macleod was one of 17 MLAs, mostly rural, who signed a letter on April 7 that stated in … Read more