Changes to Alberta’s COVID-19 Measures

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The Alberta Government will make some changes to bring COVID measures in line with other respiratory viruses while keeping strong measures in place to protect Albertans. Starting Jul. 29, quarantine will not be universally required for close contacts may still be required in some high risk settings or outbreak management. On Aug 16, masking for transit/taxis/rideshares will be lifted. may …

Coming Soon: Drop-in COVID-19 Immunization Clinics in NE Calgary

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Still haven’t received your first and second shot? You no longer need to make appointments for first and second dose COVID-19 immunization! Alberta Health Services (AHS) is offering no-appointment, first and second dose COVID-19 immunization clinics with Moderna and Pfizer vaccine for people aged 12+ in north east Calgary in August. People born in 2009 or earlier who have not …

COVID-19 Immunization at Telus Convention Centre to Close July 30

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) has recently announced that the Calgary Telus Convention Centre rapid-flow COVID-19 immunization clinic will be closing on Friday, July 30, at 7 p.m. AHS staff who are currently supporting the Calgary Telus Convention Centre will be transferring to other AHS immunization sites. Serving as the largest immunization clinic in the city, more than 400,000 immunizations have …

What’s New at Library: Changes to CPL’s Health & Safety Measures and Available Services

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On June 14, the Calgary Public Library opened all but two locations. Then on June 28, the last two libraries opened doors to public. As of today, all locations are open at regular service hours. Starting August 3, some new changes will happen to the Library’s safety measures. Masks are no longer required inside Library locations, as Calgary repealed the …

Critical Worker Benefit Deadline Extended

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Earlier in June, the Alberta government announced that Albertans in social services and the private sector who provided critical services to Albertans would receive a one-time Critical Worker Benefit. Good news! The deadline for this benefit has been extended to August 31. Eligible private sector employers now have more time to apply on behalf of workers as they focus on …

Canada to Ease Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

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On July 19, the Government of Canada announced a plan to gradually re-open our borders.  Starting August 9, 2021: Canada plans to begin allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel.  International flights carrying passengers will …

Receive 2 shots and Win an Outdoor Adventure: Alberta’s Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery

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Alberta residents 18+ who have had their 2nd dose now have another opportunity to win by entering the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery. Prizes include: winner’s choice of a special harvest hunting license for either 2022 or 2023. lifetime hunting license (a combination package consisting of a wildlife certificate, resident general white-tailed deer licence, and a resident game bird licence for …

Reminder: All Travellers Entering Canada Must Use ArriveCAN

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All travellers entering Canada (with limited exceptions) are still required to provide the following information within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada through the ArriveCAN app: Contact and travel information 14-day travel history Quarantine plan Pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result COVID-19 symptom self-assessment Proof of vaccination (only for fully vaccinated travellers) ArriveCAN is available to download as a mobile app or …

You are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19. Now what?

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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 …