Premier Jason Kenney Announces Alberta Relaunch Strategy

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Starting in May, Alberta will take small steps to reopen its economy. Premier Jason Kenney has recently mentioned a multi-stage relaunch strategy in his government’s plan. According to the plan, businesses and services will reopen gradually depending on Alberta’s ability to control the spread of COVID-19.

We have summarized the stages of reopening for you:

Early reopening actions (May 1 to May 4): scheduled and non-urgent surgeries will resume; golf courses will be reopened; dental health workers, physiotherapists, chiropractors, optometrist, etc. will be allowed to provide service.

Stage 1 (by May 14): clothes stores, book stores, hairstyling and barber shops, museums, daycare centres and summer camps with limits, post-secondary institutions with restrictions, some outdoor recreations, etc.

Stages 2 (date to be determined by the success of Stage 1): kindergarten to Grade 12 with restrictions, libraries, more personal services, movie theatres with restrictions, etc.

Stage 3 (date to be determined): reopening all business and services with restrictions; permitting larger gatherings (number of people to be determined).

To get more information, please click here and read the full 12-page Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy.pdf.