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Posted on: September 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] New Restrictions - State Public Health of Emergency Declared

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State of Public Health Emergency Declared for Alberta:

Restriction exemption program
Starting September 20, discretionary events and businesses must follow one of these 2 options:
1. Implement the Restrictions Exemption Program requiring proof of vaccination or negative rapid test result to continue operating as usual, or
2. Follow capacity and operating restrictions as outlined.


Businesses that implement the Restrictions Exemption Program can operate as usual if they only serve people ages 12 and over if they have:
* proof of vaccination
    * single dose accepted between September 20 and October 25 if received 2 weeks before time of service
    * double doses required after October 25
* documentation of a medical exemption
* proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed)
The Restriction Exemption Program would not apply to:
* businesses or entities that need to be accessed for daily living
* employees of businesses participating in the program
* children under 12


To enter spaces participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program, people aged 12 and older can show proof of a negative test result.
Tests must be privately-paid COVID-19 PCR or rapid tests completed within 72 hours.
Tests must not be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.

To enter spaces participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program, people ages 12 and older can provide proof of vaccination or documentation of a medical exemption.
* Sept. 20 to Oct. 25: proof of a single dose is considered acceptable as long as the dose was given more than 2 weeks before the time of service.
* After Oct. 25: proof of double vaccination is required.

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