Alberta Enters Step 2 to Further Ease Restrictions

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Alberta government is careful not to lift COVID-19 restrictions too quickly.

On February 8, Alberta entered Step 1 to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

On March 1, to further ease restriction, the province officially entered Step 2. For Step 2, the benchmark to ease restrictions is 450 hospitalizations and declining.

Updated health measures affect indoor fitness activities and public libraries:

Indoor fitness now includes unsupervised low intensity individual and group exercises by appointment only.
  • Team sports are still NOT permitted.
  • Individual and group fitness activities are permitted, with restrictions.
  • Low intensity individual and group exercises are now allowed without a trainer.
  • High intensity activities are permitted for one-on-one or one-on-one household training only, with a trainer.
Libraries can now open!
  • Libraries must limit capacity to 15% of fire code occupancy, not including staff
  • The Calgary Public Library is still reviewing the provincial government’s plan to reopen libraries. All library locations remain closed as of March 2.
  • All other entertainment businesses and entities must close, including casinos, bowling alley, private clubs, museums, art galleries, science centres, indoor playgrounds, movie theatres, etc.

Word of the Day:

Intensity: exercise intensity is how much energy is used when you exercise.

More information: https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx