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Alberta lays out phased-in reopening strategy

The Government of Alberta says a phased relaunch will put Albertans’ safety first as the province gradually reopens closed businesses and services to get people back to work. Among the relaunch opportunities is the allowing vehicle access to parking lots and staging areas in parks, some boat launches on May 1st, and the opening of golf courses on May 4 with clubhouses and pro shops closed. Broader measures including the ability to get a haircut could start as early as May 14. […]

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Alberta COVID-19 daily update for Apr. 30

Alberta reported another 190 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total provincial cases to date to 5,355. Of that number, 2,161 (40.3%) Albertans have recovered, and 89 (1.6%) have died, two of those deaths in the last 24 hours. A previously recorded death has been reclassified as non-COVID-related. […]

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NDP says Cargill meat plant reopening does not have worker support

The Cargill meat processing plant in High River will reopen on Monday, although nearly 16 per cent of the province’s COVID-19 cases to date are associated with the plant’s workers. As of Wednesday, 821 of the province’s 5165 cases were workers at the Cargill plant, and another 276 cases are among workers and contractors at the JBS plant in Brooks.
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Alberta COVID-19 daily update for Apr. 29

Alberta reported another 315 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total provincial cases to date to 5165. Of that number, 1953 (37.8%) Albertans have recovered, and 87 (1.7%) have died, seven of those deaths in the last 24 hours. All of the deaths were at continuing care facilities in Calgary. […]