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

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‚Äôs 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

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