Province Shutting Down Certain Non-Essential Services, Gatherings Limited To 15 People

The provincial government is forcing certain non-essential services to close across Alberta.

Premier Jason Kenney announced on Friday additional measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

This includes having close contact businesses like barbershops and tattoo studios and retail services for things like clothing and computers temporarily close their doors.

Kenney says restaurants will also be impacted.

“All dine in restaurants must close now for dine in service but they can continue to offer takeout and delivery services.”

A full list of impacted services can be found on the GoA’s website.

Meanwhile, the province is also reducing the limit for gatherings across the province.

The maximum limit for any gathering is now at 15, down from the previous 50.

“At all such gatherings, indoors and out, the two metre social distancing guideline must be observed,” added Kenney.

Workplaces that have not been ordered to close can continue to have more than 15 workers at their location as long as they follow public health measures. This includes physical distancing, hygiene enforcement, and forcing employees to stay home if sick.

Any person or business who doesn’t follow these measures can be fined.

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