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.
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.