New Restrictions: Alberta Closes Out of doors Patios, Salons, and Strikes Faculty On-line

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Alberta Prime Minister Jason Kenney announced tough measures to stop rising COVID-19 case rates that are threatening to overwhelm hospitals.

Most of the new restrictions take effect May 5th and will stay in place for at least three weeks. These new measures apply to all Albertans, businesses, organizations and service providers in communities or areas with more than 50 cases per 100,000 residents and with 30 or more active cases.

Alberta has more than 23,000 active COVID-19 infections and the highest case rate of any jurisdiction in North America. A total of 150 infected people were in intensive care on Tuesday, slightly less than the record of 154 the day before.

New measures:

The following mandatory public health measures apply to all communities with more than 50 cases per 100,000 people and with 30 or more active cases:

Outdoor Social Gatherings – Effective May 5th

  • All outside social gatherings must not have more than five people.
  • This is a decrease from the previous 10 person limit.
  • The mandatory physical distancing must be observed at all times between members of different households.
  • All indoor social gatherings are still prohibited.

Indoor Fitness – Valid from May 5th

  • All indoor fitness must be closed, even for individual lessons.

Funerals – Effective May 5th

  • No more than 10 people, including participants and guests, can attend funeral services.
  • This is a decrease from the current 20 person limit and brings funerals in line with wedding services
  • Wedding and funeral receptions are still not permitted.

Retail – Effective May 5th

  • Retail services must limit customer capacity to 10 percent of fire occupancy (excluding staff) or to at least five customers.
  • The 10 percent capacity limitation in shopping centers excludes the common area.
  • Collection, delivery and online roadside services are recommended.

Post-Secondary Facilities – Valid from May 5th

  • All post-secondary learning can only be switched to online learning.

Places of worship – Valid from May 5th

  • The services are limited to the personal presence of 15 people. This is a decrease from the previous capacity limit of 15 percent.
  • The physical distance between households must be maintained at all times.
  • Virtual or online services are strongly recommended.
  • Drive-in services where people do not leave their vehicles and follow instructions are permitted.

Hotels / Motels – Valid from May 5th

  • Hotels and motels can stay open, but pools and recreational facilities must close.

Work from Home – Effective May 5th

  • Working from home remains mandatory unless the employer requests that the worker’s physical presence work effectively.
  • When employees work for operational efficiency, they must mask all indoor settings except in workplaces or when there are two meters of physical distance or reasonable physical barriers.

Transfer at Work – Effective May 5

  • Any workplace, except for labor camps and essential and critical services, where three or more cases are submitted, must be closed by health authorities for 10 days.
  • Any job that does not meet the requirements will be enforced.

Schools (K-12) – Valid from May 7th

  • All students in kindergarten through grade 12 will temporarily move to home learning from May 7th. Students return to study in class on May 25th person classes as needed.

Restaurants, bars, pubs, lounges and cafes – Valid from 9:59 a.m. on May 9th

  • Personal eating on terraces is prohibited. Only take-out or delivery services are allowed.

Personal and Wellness Services – Valid from 9:59 am on May 9th

  • Hairdressing salons, hairdressers, nail salons, beauticians, tattooists and piercings have to close.
  • Previously, these were only permitted by agreement.

Health, Social and Professional Services – Valid from 9:59 a.m. on May 9th

  • Regulated health services such as doctors, dentists and chiropractors can only remain open by appointment.
  • Unregulated health services like massage therapists and kinesiologists can only stay open by appointment.
  • Professional services such as lawyers and photographers can only stay open by appointment.
  • Social services such as emergency shelters and not-for-profit communal kitchens can remain open.

Sport, performance and recreation – Valid from 9:59 a.m. on May 9th

  • All outdoor sports and recreational activities are now prohibited except with members of your household or, if you live alone, two close contacts. This is a decrease from the current limit of 10 people.
  • This contains:
    • All physical activities of the group, such as team sports, fitness classes, training sessions
    • All individual lessons and training activities
    • all exercises, training and games
  • All indoor sports and recreational activities, including youth sports, are prohibited.
  • All indoor activities are prohibited, including youth performances.
  • Professional sports organizations that have received a waiver can proceed provided the protocols are strictly followed.

Restrictions for municipalities below the regional threshold:

Communities with fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 population and / or fewer than 30 active cases must revert to level 0 restrictions.

This contains:

Social gatherings in the open air

    • All outside social gatherings must not have more than 10 people
    • The mandatory physical distancing must be observed at all times between members of different households.
    • All indoor social gatherings are still prohibited.

Funerals

    • No more than 20 people, including participants and guests, can attend funeral services.
    • This continues the current limit of 20 people and brings funerals in line with wedding services.
    • Wedding and funeral receptions are still not permitted.

Indoor Fitness – Valid from May 5th

    • All indoor fitness must be closed, even for 1-on-1 training.

All indoor sports, performance and leisure activities for young people and adults – Valid from May 5th

    • All indoor sports, performance and leisure activities for young people and adults are prohibited.
    • All indoor leisure facilities must be closed. Outdoor recreational facilities may be open to the public unless expressly closed by public health regulations.
    • Outdoor recreation with up to 10 people is allowed.

Personal and wellness services can only remain open by appointment.

Municipalities below the regional threshold

Communities with fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 population and / or fewer than 30 active cases must revert to level 0 restrictions.

The following municipalities have fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 population and / or fewer than 30 active cases:

    • Clear Hills County
    • Id No. 12 (Jasper National Park)
    • Id No. 13 (Elk Island)
    • Id No. 24 (wooden buffalo)
    • Id No. 25 (Willmore Wilderness)
    • Id No. 349
    • Id No. 4 (Waterton)
    • Acadia Parish No. 34
    • 66 ranchland parish
    • Saddle Hills County
    • Kananaski’s improvement district
    • Birch Hills County
    • City of Lloydminster
    • Special areas No. 3
    • Woodlands County
    • Jasper Parish
    • Starland County
    • Parish of Opportunity No. 17
    • County of Two Hills No. 21
    • Northern Lights county
    • Thorhild County
    • County Newell
    • County of Forty Mile No. 8
    • County Paintearth No. 18
    • Spirit River Parish # 133
    • Special areas No. 4
    • Provost parish no.52
    • 130th Smoky River Parish
    • Special areas No. 2
    • Fairview Borough # 136
    • Vulcan County
    • Pincher Creek Parish # 9
    • Greenview Parish # 16
    • Crowsnest Pass community
    • Lamont County
    • County Minburn No. 27
    • City of Drumheller
    • Smoky Lake County
    • Northern Sunrise County
    • Lac Ste. Anne County
    • Flagstaff County
    • Bighorn District No. 8

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