Summary of Restrictions
- Alberta is introducing sweeping new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 that will begin on Sunday and remain in place for four weeks — through Christmas and New Year's.
- Premier Jason Kenney announced that effective immediately, indoor and outdoor social gatherings are prohibited. People who live alone are limited to up to two close contacts for in-person visits.
- Masks are now mandatory across the province in all indoor workplaces and facilities outside the home. Until now, Alberta had been the only province without a mask mandate.
- Starting Sunday, retail services and malls must reduce customer capacity to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy. Restaurants, pubs, and bars are closed to in-person service. Takeout, delivery and curbside pickup are allowed.
- Hair salons, nail salons, casinos, bowling alleys, gyms, movie theatres, libraries and museums will be closed as of Sunday.
- Places of worship are limited to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy.
- Starting Sunday, all employees are required to work from home unless their employer determines they need to be at work in person.
- Alberta reported 1,727 new cases on Tuesday, for a total of 20,388 active cases. The province has a nine per cent positivity rate. Nine more people have died, for a total of 640 deaths.
- There are 654 people in hospital, 112 in ICUs.
- Alberta will triple its small and medium enterprise grants to $20,000, while lowering the eligibility criteria to 30 per cent of revenues lost retroactive to March.
Source - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-covid-coronavirus-december-8-1.5832391