COVID-19

COVID QR code app now available

Albertans can now download the government-supported proof of vaccination QR code app. Businesses and organizations using the restriction exemption program can use the AB Covid Records Verifier app to confirm patrons’ vaccination status. […]

COVID-19

COVID-19 reporting returns to schools

The Government of Alberta is resuming COVID-19 public reporting in schools. The government announced Tuesday that contact notification in schools, clarifying COVID-19 outbreak definitions, providing rapid testing kits and encouraging school authorities to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination policies for adults would be in place to help protect students.  […]

COVID-19

Province reintroduces COVID restrictions

Albertans will head into the long weekend with the reintroduction of COVID-19 restrictions. The province announced Friday that masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places and workplaces effective 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Bars and restaurants will also once again have to end liquor sales at 10 p.m., and Albertans are encouraged to limit their social interactions to close contacts only.  […]

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Get a jab, and maybe win a million bucks

With the vaccination rate hitting a stall 68.7 per cent, just under the 70 per cent range needed to remove all restrictions, the Government of Alberta is offering a cash prize of one million dollars to anyone 18 or older who has had or gets their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.  […]

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Alberta enters Stage 2 on Thursday

Thursday, June 10 marks the start of Stage 2 of the province’s Open For Summer Plan with fitness centres, libraries and movie theatres reopening along with the resumption of large outdoor gatherings.  […]

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Notley questions pace of Kenney’s Open For Summer plan

NDP Leader Rachel Notley expressed concern over the pacing of the UCP government’s reopening plan announced Wednesday morning. That plan would see the lifting of all restrictions by early July if hospitalizations continue down and vaccines continue up. […]

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Area students set to return to classrooms next week

With the exception of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the province’s students will return to their classrooms as planned on May 25, and the government says the two-week shift move to at-home learning gave the education system time to address operational challenges from the rise of COVID-19 cases. […]