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From the Government of Alberta

Effective September 4, a new public health order issued by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health reinstates a number of public health measures, including the wearing of masks at all times while in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.

According to Part 3 of the new Health Order, the Indoor masking requirements are as follow: 

  • A person must wear a facemask at all times while attending an indoor public place.
  • For greater certainty, an indoor public place means all indoor spaces under the control of a business or entity, including all areas where the public or employees of the business or entity may attend.
  • For greater certainty, except as otherwise set out in this Order, masks must be worn by 
    • Persons attending at businesses or entities and workplaces.
    • A person driving or being transported in a commercial vehicle on a highway with one or more additional persons must wear a facemask at all times.
    • A person must comply with all masking directives or guidance while attending at a facility operated by a regional health authority under the Regional Health Authorities Act or a facility operated by a contracted service provider of a regional health authority. 
  • Exceptions for physical and performance activities
    • A person is not required to wear a facemask while participating in a physical activity.
    • A person participating in a performance activity is not required to wear a mask.

Review Health order CMOH Order 40-2021

Current Temporary Measures in Effect

A reminder that the following temporary measures are in effect as of September 4th at 8 a.m.

  • Masks are mandatory for all indoor public spaces and workplaces  
  • Restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, nightclubs and other licensed establishments will be required to end alcohol service at 10 p.m.
  • Albertans are encouraged to limit in-person contacts. The province strongly recommends that unvaccinated Albertans limit their indoor social gatherings to close contacts of only two cohort families up to a maximum of 10 people.
  • It is also recommended that plans for in-person return to work be paused, and that employers revert to work-from-home where possible. If employees are working on location, employees must mask for all indoor settings, except in work stations.

You can always stay up to date on our COVID-19 Resources Page and with health orders as they become available on the Government of Alberta’s website.