Temporary New COVID-19 Restrictions in Effect

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw has announced additional public health measures to respond to rising COVID-19 spread and protect the health of Albertans. Together, these new measures will help protect our health care system, keep schools and businesses open, and protect vulnerable Albertans. These measures come into effect Friday, November 13, affecting the Lac Ste. Anne region; Edmonton and surrounding areas; Calgary and surrounding areas; Grande Prairie; Lethbridge; Fort McMurray; and Red Deer.

What is changing?

Effective November 13, the Alberta government is implementing new targeted measures to protect the health system and limit the spread of COVID-19.

  • In all regions under watch or enhanced status, restaurants, bars, lounges and pubs will be required to stop liquor sales by 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m.
  • This measure allows businesses to stay open but will help limit the duration of risky behaviour associated with social mingling, coupled with the consumption of alcohol.
  • Similar measures are in place in B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
  • This measure is mandatory and will be in effect from November 13-27.
  • There will be a two-week ban on group fitness classes, team sport activities and group performance activities in Edmonton and surrounding areas, Calgary and surrounding areas, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray and Red Deer.
  • The ban does not include individual exercises, training or equipment use.
  • It also does not apply to junior/collegiate/university or professional sports, as they already have additional public health measures in place to limit the risk of exposure.
  • This measure – which includes practices, games and competition – is mandatory and will be in effect from November 13-27.
  • Attendance at wedding or funeral ceremonies will also be limited to no more than 50 in these regions.
  • This measure will be in place until we see less stress on our healthcare system
  • All faith-based leaders are asked to limit their gatherings to one-third capacity per service.
  • This measure will be in place until we see less stress on our healthcare system
  • For offices that are able, please reduce the number of employees in the workplace at one time.
  • Finally, we are asking all Albertans in communities with watch or enhanced status to avoid any social gatherings in their homes, and to avoid attending social gatherings outside their community.

We must reduce the spread of COVID-19. We all must limit our interactions wherever possible. By working together, we can all protect each other, reduce the spread and lift these measures as soon as possible. Please see the attached fact sheet.

Provincial Supports Available

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for Albertans and Alberta-based businesses. For a full list of supports for businesses, please Click Here.

The provincial response to the pandemic is continually evolving. Alberta Health continues to update COVID-19 information on the Government of Alberta COVID-19 webpage. Please visit this page regularly for the most up-to-date information.

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Please continue to follow the provincial links listed below for the latest updates on COVID-19 in Alberta.

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