New COVID-19 Measures and Incentive Announced

The Government of Alberta is introducing new temporary measures due to Covid-19.

Starting Saturday, Sept 4th, masks are mandatory for all indoor public spaces and workplaces. Schools are not required to implement masking but school boards will continue to set Covid-19 policies as they deem appropriate.

Also starting tomorrow, restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, nightclubs and other licensed establishments will be required to end alcohol services by 10 p.m.

In addition, Albertans are encouraged to limit in-person contacts. The province is strongly recommending that unvaccinated Albertans limit their indoor social gatherings to close contacts of only two cohort families up to a maximum of 10 people.

It is also recommended that employers pause their plans to have staff return to work and instead continue with work-from-home measures. If employees are working on location, employees must mask for all indoor settings, except in work stations or where two-metre physical distancing or adequate physical barriers are in place.

On top of new temporary measures, Premier Jason Kenney announced that those who are unvaccinated will now be eligible for a one time incentive of a $100 pre filled debit card.

Those who are 18+ who receive a first or second dose of vaccine between Sept.3 and Oct.14 will be eligible.

As of Sept 01, 2021, 70% of those 12+ are fully vaccinated in the province, 60.5% in Fort McMurray and 41.3% in the rural areas.


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