Reduced COVID-19 isolation time for fully vaccinated

Health Minister Jason Copping announced on Friday that Albertans that are fully vaccinated will now have a reduced isolation period.

Effective Monday Jan. 3, anyone that has at least two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine will now only be subject to a five-day mandatory isolation time down from 10 days.

Anyone that is symptomatic regardless of time or vaccination status will still be required to isolate.

“We are making these changes to help prevent disruption in the Alberta workforce,” Copping has said regarding the alterations.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw commented that regular reporting by AHS on COVID-19 numbers will resume on Jan. 4.

She did note that rough estimates show the province is currently sitting at around 21,000 active cases, up from 7,000 just a week ago.

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