New Restrictions as of Dec 8th and Dec 13th, 2020

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 workplace 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.

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1. Easing of Restrictions to Restaurants & Recreation on Feb 8th
2. New Restrictions as of Dec 8th and Dec 13th, 2020
3. March 23, 2020 Update
4. March 17, 2020 Information (Supplemental)
5. March 17, 2020 Update
6. June 29 - Small & Medium Business Relief