Alberta Tightens Public-Health Measures


EDMONTON — Alberta has moved back to Step 1 of its pandemic-recovery plan until further notice.

Beginning April 6, updated mandatory health measures went into effect for retail, fitness and performance activities and restaurants were restricted to providing takeout, delivery and patio service only as of April 9.

“We are taking strong action to stop the third wave from threatening our health system and the health of thousands of Albertans,” says Premier Jason Kenney. “The rapid rise in cases, especially variants of concern, makes this a critical time to stop the spread. These measures will buy us some time for additional COVID-19 vaccines to arrive and take effect so we can once again start safely easing restrictions as quickly as possible.”

Under the current measures, restaurants must also follow the following restrictions for patio service:
• ensuring social distancing between tables/parties or separation using an impermeable barrier that will prevent droplet transmission
• restricting parties to household/bubble members only
• requiring contact information from one person in each dining party

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