The province is extending their timeline for their COVID-19 transition plan.
Masking and isolation orders that were set to be eased on August 16 have now been extended to September 27.
“Through the pandemic, we have monitored the situation closely and adapted our response as necessary,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health.
“Reviewing data from Alberta and across the globe in the past few weeks has led me to a point where I feel that a pause on the next changes is the best way forward.”
Moving forward, those with COVID-19 symptoms or test positive must isolate for at least 10 days.
Mandatory masking orders will also remain in public transit, taxis, and ride shares.
Testing will also be available to those experiencing symptoms.
“This extra time will help us make a safe transition to living with COVID-19 as we get our communities, our economy, and our health system back to normal,” added Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health.
Meanwhile, vaccine appointments can be booked by either using the AHS online booking tool, by calling 811 or contacting local pharmacies and physician offices directly.