Temporary Restrictions in Alberta to contain COVID-19

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

On November 12, 2020, Premier Jason Kenney announced new temporary restrictions in Alberta in hopes of containing the rising cases of COVID-19. The temporary restrictions apply to Red Deer, Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Fort McMurray.

The following are mandatory measures:

  • Bars, lounges and pubs will now stop serving alcohol by 10 PM and will be closing at 11 PM.
  • 15 person limit on family and social gatherings
  • Temporary ban on group singing, dancing and performing activities (November 13 – 27)
  • Temporary ban on indoor group fitness classes and team sports (November 13 – 27)
  • 50 person limit on wedding and funeral services (indoor and outdoor)

The following are voluntary measures:

  • No social gatherings inside your home or outside of your community
    • Instead socialize outdoors or in structured settings such as restaurants
  • Faith based gatherings limited to 1/3 capacity at one time
  • Wear a mask in all indoor work settings
  • Limit of 3 cohorts: your core household, your school and one other sport or social cohort
  • Employers in office settings should implement measures to reduce the number of employees in workspace

For more information, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx