COVID-19 Information

  1. General Information

Public health measures will be lifted in three stages as the Omicron wave subsides and pressure on the health-care system eases.

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Step 1: (as of Feb 9, 2022)

  • Restrictions Exemption Program removed, along with most associated restrictions.
  • Capacity limits are extended to all large facilities and entertainment venues (500+), but food and beverage consumption is now allowed in seats.
  • Interactive activities, liquor service and operating hour restrictions remain in place for food-serving entities.
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres between households is encouraged, operators should facilitate distancing between patrons where possible.
  • Mandatory masking requirements removed for:
    1. Children under 13 in all settings as of February 14
    2. Students of any age attending K-12 schools and participating in school activities as of February 14

Step 2: (approx. March 1)

If hospitalizations are trending downwards. At that time, the following measures will be updated:

  • Any remaining school requirements removed (for example: Kindergarten to grade 6 cohorting).
  • Youth screening activities for entertainment and sport activities removed
  • Capacity on all large venues and entertainment venues lifted.
  • Indoor and outdoor social gathering limits lifted.
  • Mandatory work-from-home requirements lifted.
  • Indoor masking no longer required.

Step 3 (TBD)

The timeline for Alberta entering Step 3 is to be determined and will depend on hospitalization rates continuing to trend downward.

  • COVID-specific continuing care measures removed.
  • Mandatory isolation removed (becomes a recommendation only).