Albertans woke up Thursday to new restrictions the province has implemented to slow the spread of the Kovid-19 and reduce the burden on its health system.
Some of the measures introduced by Alberta on Wednesday evening went into effect from midnight hours later. Here are the rules already in effect from 12:01 am on September 16:
Mask is mandatory for students and all staff and teachers throughout the province, 4th grade and above.
Primary schools are also expected to form clusters.
There are no restrictions on outdoor activity, no physical distance and no need for masks during physical activity.
Schools may be exempt from the mandatory mask rule if they implement an “alternative COVID safety plan.”
Other indoor activities — shows or sports — are allowed with a two-meter spacing.
The province has issued a mandatory work order from home on Wednesday for all employees who do not consider a physical presence required for their employment.
Private Social Collections
A fully vaccinated Albertans home is limited to a maximum of 10 people with another home. Children under 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine are allowed to participate without restriction.
The same rules do not apply to Albertans who are vaccinated but not immunized; Non-vaccinated people are not allowed to participate in any indoor social gathering.
Outdoor social gatherings are allowed for a maximum of 200 people and physical distance is mandatory.
Outdoor events are not subject to crowd caps as of Wednesday’s rules. However, a distance of two meters is required.
Places of worship
As of Thursday, worship sites were limited to one-third of their fire code capacity.
Masks are mandatory here, as well as physical distance (or two intimate contacts for people living alone) between homes.
Other children’s activities
Similar to the rules applicable to indoor school activities, all other children’s activities are permitted to be avoided, masked if possible and to continue symptom checking.
Again, minors do not have to wear a mask or distance during physical activity.
However, the audience of these events must be limited to one-third the fire code capability and the audience members must be masked and away from other homes.
There are no restrictions on outdoor activities.
Day camps are also allowed to continue with physical distance and masking while at home. Overnight camps should be organized.