Canada’s vaccine strategy has prevented many COVID-19 cases and helped to save many lives, by protecting us as individuals and as a community.
This summer in Canada, cases are low and vaccine coverage is high for one dose and increasing for the second.
Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan on July, Canada Day, and the City of Calgary repealed the temporary mask bylaw shortly after the long weekend, but you still need to follow local public health advice. You can look forward to small, outdoor gatherings with family and friends. You should still avoid crowds, but could be able to:
- go camping
- go hiking
- have picnics
- be on patios
As of July 11, 2021, 74.1% of 12+ population has received at least one dose, and 55.3% of 12+ population are fully vaccinated in Alberta. Stay up-to-date on the vaccination data here: COVID-19 Alberta statistics | alberta.ca
You are fully vaccinated. Now what?
- Bottom line: always take into account the risk level, the vaccine status of others around you, and the setting.
- If you are fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms of COVID-19, you can now do more things safely, e.g. getting close to others without wearing a mask.
- If you are going to a crowded outdoor setting, you may choose to continue wearing a mask based on your risk and comfort level.
Get updated on Alberta’s COVID-19 public health advice: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx
Word of the Day:Setting: surrounding, situation