Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced that the province has moved forward into Step 2 of its Path-Forward framework and introduced updated health measures for retail, hotels, community halls and more.
These changes are an addition to the Step-2 measures that were put into effect on March 1.
“Every day, we administer more vaccines and every day fewer Albertans are in hospital due to this virus. With cases stable and more vaccines arriving, it’s time to take another safe step forward. Our government is listening to the evidence and protecting both lives and livelihoods across the province,” says Kenney.
Banquet halls, conference centres and hotels can now:
• open for all activities permitted under Step 1 and Step 2
• host virtual meetings/conferences/events, permitted performance activities, wedding ceremonies with up to 10 individuals and funeral services up to a maximum of 20 individuals
Wedding receptions, funeral receptions and trade shows are still not permitted.
Moving forward, any decisions on Step 3 are projected to be made on March 22 at the earliest. Indoor masking and distancing requirements will remain in place throughout Alberta’s stepped approach.