s COVID-19 Updates | Claresholm Local Press - Part 2

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

Moving back into Step 1

of COVID-19 restrictions Alberta is returning to Step 1 of the four-step framework to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 provincewide. Effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 6, updated mandatory health measures go into effect for retail, fitness and performance activities. Effective at noon on Friday, April 9, restaurants will be restricted to providing only … Read more

Restrictions easing as province moves to Step 2

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Libraries can re-open and some restrictions have been eased on indoor fitness facilities as Alberta moves to Step 2 in its four-step plan to ease health restrictions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On March 1, the provincial government announced Alberta will move cautiously to Step 2 while maintaining strong measures to … Read more

Alberta will move cautiously to Step 2

of the four-step framework to ease restrictions while maintaining strong measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 provincewide. LibrariesThese facilities can now open but must limit capacity to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy, not including staff.Indoor fitness (no change to outdoor fitness)Unsupervised low intensity individual and group exercises are now allowed by appointment only. Mandatory physical distance of … Read more