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New Provincial COVID restrictions in effect for Sturgeon County

15-person limit on family and social gatherings, two-week ban on indoor group fitness classes and team sports among new restrictions

The Government of Alberta announced today that there will be new public health measures in place in a continued effort to attempt to slow the increase in positive COVID-19 cases. These restrictions, which come into effect on November 13, are in effect for Sturgeon County, are as follows:

  • No social gatherings inside your home or outside of your community
  • 15-person limit on family and social gatherings
  • Limit of three cohorts, plus childcare
  • Mask use encouraged in all indoor workplaces
  • Employers in office settings to reduce employees in the workplace at one time
  • Restaurants/pubs stop liquor sales by 10 p.m. (for the period November 13-27)
  • Ban on indoor group fitness classes and team sports (for the period November 13-27)
  • Ban on group singing, dancing, and performance activities (for the period November 13-27)
  • 50-person limit on wedding and funeral services (indoor and outdoor)
  • Faith-based gatherings limited to one-third capacity

“While some may have concerns, these new restrictions are less prohibitive than the full lockdown we experienced earlier this year,” said Mayor Alanna Hnatiw. “By following provincial guidelines closely, we can help ensure that our hospitals have the capacity to provide urgent care for Albertans and that our economy can continue to recover. Please stay home if you are sick. Cancel any social gatherings you had planned, including with family and friends. Wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a mask.”

“By choosing to take extra measures for the next two weeks, we have a greater potential to stop or slow the community spread. Hopefully, this will give our healthcare providers the time needed to do the testing and contact tracing required to understand, manage, and stop the spread.”

The Province reported 860 new cases November 12, with 38 active cases in Sturgeon County. There are currently 225 people in hospital including 51 in intensive care.

Sturgeon County remains in the enhanced status, which means the Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw 1513/20 will remain in effect until the County reaches “open” status and maintains that status for 14 consecutive days.

More information
Media inquiries

Lucas Warren
Manager, Corporate Communications
P:780-499-1752 or E: lwarren@sturgeoncounty.ca

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