Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) to Mandate Vaccines among Fans, Staff and Employees in September

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

The vaccination policy will require all fans (eligible to receive the vaccine), event staff and employees to be fully vaccinated for attendance at live events at the Scotiabank Saddledome and McMahon Stadium. The target date when this policy goes into effect is September 15. This policy won’t apply to players and athletes who are governed by their respective leagues and …

CBE School Re-entry: Mandatory Indoor Masking for All Staff and K-2 Students

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

The Calgary Board of Education will mandate masking indoors for all staff and kindergarten to Grade 12 students for the start of the 2021-22 school year. This decision will be reviewed before the end of September In addition, the following health measures will be in place when classes resume in all schools on Sept. 1: Students and staff will still be …

Alberta Government Extending Timeline for COVID-19 Transition

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19

After reviewing the current case numbers, our provincial government decides to extend the timeline for the COVID-19 transition, to monitor severe outcomes of COVID-19 and increase immunization rates. The following public health actions will continue until September 27: Mandatory masking in public transit, taxis and ride-shares Mandatory isolation for 10 days for those with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test …

CBE’s Masking Policy Remains

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

The Calgary Board of Education has recently announced that modified calendar schools will start for the first day on Tuesday, August 17. Mandatory masking will remain in place for all staff and students. Students riding yellow buses will also need to wear masks. In addition, the following health measures will be in place on August 17: Use the daily checklist to …

Travel to Canada with Unvaccinated Minors

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

Border measures have changed for unvaccinated travellers under 18 years old who are looking to travel to Canada. Unvaccinated children under 12 travelling with a fully vaccinated parent and/or guardian no longer have to complete a 14-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children (except those under 5 years of age) must take a pre-arrival molecular test, take arrival and post arrival tests, avoid …

Canada to Develop a Proof of Vaccination

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

As the economy opens up, many Canadians are looking to travel again. Using a proof of vaccination will provide foreign border officials with the information needed to assess whether you meet their public health requirements provide a trusted and verifiable credential for when you return to your home in Canada. So how to demonstrate our COVID-19 vaccination history to foreign …

Travel Restrictions Change on Aug 9

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Community, COVID-19, Updates

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on the following dates if they meet specific criteria: August 9: American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated September 7 (tentative): All other foreign nationals who qualify as fully vaccinated The …

Changes to Alberta’s COVID-19 Measures

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

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

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

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

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

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 …