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:
- Children under 13 in all settings as of February 14
- 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).