Alberta Enters Stage 1 of Open for Summer Plan on June 1

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On June 1, Alberta begins Stage 1 of the Open for Summer Plan.

The target for Stage 1 is:

  • two weeks after 50% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose, and
  • hospitalizations are below 800 and declining.
Changes in public health restrictions as we enter Stage 1 include:
  • Places of worship – 15% of fire code occupancy (effective May 28)
  • Outdoor social gatherings – up to 10 people (indoor social gatherings still not permitted)
  • Outdoor physical, performance and recreation activities – up to 10 distanced people, all ages
  • Personal and wellness services – re-open, by appointment only
  • Funeral services – up to 20 people, not including facility staff, funeral clergy or organizers not considered guests (receptions remain prohibited)
  • Wedding ceremonies – up to 10 people, including officiant, bride/groom, witnesses (receptions remain prohibited)
  • Restaurants – outdoor patio dining for up to 4 household members per table, or 3 people if diners who live alone are with their 2 close contacts
  • Retail – 15% of fire code occupancy (must maintain ability to distance)
  • Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect

Check out the other stages of Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan!

Word of the Day:

Clergy: all people ordained to perform religious duties, especially in the Christian Church.

* Information in this post based on the Alberta government’s official website: on June 1, 2021