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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Tuesday, June 1



The latest information on restrictions and reopens:

  • Stage 1 of the reopening the plan starts on June 1, which means Albertans can now book appointments at hair salons, hair salons and other personal wellness services. Outside public gatherings can double to 10 people from five, and restaurants can resume terrace service.
  • Retail stores can now allow 15% of their occupancy under the fire code, or five customers, whichever is greater.
  • Social gatherings indoors remain prohibited.
  • the three-step “open for summer” plan is directly related to vaccination rates and the number of hospitalizations, Premier Jason Kenney said.
  • For the first stage, the threshold is 50% of eligible people (aged 12 and over) who have received at least one dose of vaccine and hospitalizations below 800 and falling, both reached by May 18.
  • the the prime minister tweeted on May 28 that the province is on track to move to stage 2 on June 10, as long as hospitalizations are less than 500.
  • Province could be fully open by early July or earlier, Kenney said.
  • Step 1 will proceed as follows:
    • (From May 28 🙂 The capacity limit for worship services increases to 15 percent of the occupancy of the fire prevention code. Distance and masking requirements remain in effect.
    • Funeral ceremonies can have up to 20 people, not including facility staff, funeral clergy or organizers who are not considered guests. Receptions remain prohibited.
    • Wedding ceremonies can have up to 10 people including celebrant, bride / groom, witnesses and photographers / videographers. Receptions remain prohibited.
    • Personal and wellness services can reopen, by appointment only.
    • Retail can increase occupancy by up to 15 percent of the fire code (must maintain distance capability).
    • Outdoor physical, performance and recreational activities are allowed with a maximum of 10 remote people, for all ages.
    • Meals on the outdoor terrace can resume with a maximum of four people per table. Everyone at the table must be a member of the same household or for one person living alone, dinners are limited to two close contacts. Physical distance and other restrictions still apply.
    • Social gatherings indoors are still not allowed.
    • Outdoor social gatherings, with distancing, increase up to 10 people.
  • 2nd step : Two weeks after 60% of Albertans aged 12 and over received at least one dose of the vaccine and COVID-19 hospitalizations are below 500 and declining.
    • Outdoor social gatherings increase to 20 people, with distancing. Wedding ceremonies can take place with up to 20 participants.
    • Receptions are allowed outside only.
    • Funeral ceremonies remain unchanged with up to 20 authorized persons, not including facility staff, funeral clergy or organizers who are not considered guests. Receptions are permitted outside only.
    • Restaurants can sit tables for up to six people, indoors or outdoors. Dinners are no longer just for households. Physical distance and other restrictions still apply.
    • Retail capacity increases to one-third of the fire code occupancy (must maintain distance capability).
    • Capacity for places of worship increases to a third of the occupancy of the fire prevention code.
    • Gyms and other indoor fitness open for solo and walk-in activities with a distance of three meters between participants and fitness classes can resume with a distance of three meters.
    • Interior settings can open up to a third of the fire prevention code occupancy, including indoor recreation centers. This includes arenas, cinemas, theaters, museums, art galleries and libraries.
    • Indoor and outdoor sports for young people and adults resume without restriction.
    • Youth activities, such as day camps and play centers, may resume, with restrictions.
    • Personal and wellness services can resume walk-in services.
    • Post-secondary institutions can resume learning in person.
    • the remote work order is up but still recommended.
    • Fixed outdoor seating installations (eg grandstands) can open with a third of the seating capacity.
    • Outdoor public gatherings increase to 150 people (eg concerts / festivals), with restrictions. Distance and masking requirements remain in effect.
  • Step 3: Two weeks later, 70 percent of Albertans aged 12 and over received at least one dose of the vaccine.
    • All restrictions are lifted, including the ban on social gatherings inside.
    • Isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and some protective measures in continuing care facilities remain.
  • Further details on all restrictions and measures in place will be published prior to each stage. Albertans can follow the progress of vaccination in the province on alberta.ca, the province said.

WATCH | Kenney unveils plan to reopen:

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The latest news on vaccines:

  • Every Albertan who has received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be able to reserve their second dose by the end of June, Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday.
  • Anyone vaccinated in March or earlier can reserve their second dose when starting June 1, anyone vaccinated in ApriI can reserve their second dose when I start June 14, and anyone vaccinated in May can reserve their second dose when starting June 28.
  • You don’t need to wait to be contacted by AHS or a pharmacy to book your second dose once you become eligible. Reservations for the first doses remain the top priority, the province said.
  • Alberta is shortening the time between doses of AstraZeneca to a minimum of eight weeks, and Albertans who received AstraZeneca for their first dose will have a choice of AstraZeneca-Oxford, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second dose.
  • Canada amends its guidelines on mixing and pairing second doses of COVID-19 vaccines and advise Canadians to combine AstraZeneca-Oxford, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shots interchangeably in certain situations.
  • 2,811,168 doses of vaccine were administered in Alberta, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-Oxford, starting Monday.
  • 433 adverse events after vaccination have been reported. The most common are allergic reactions, swelling of the glands, and diarrhea / vomiting. Together, they constitute the majority of reported adverse events.
  • 63.4 percent of Alberta’s population aged 12 and over has now received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • 397,209 Albertans are fully immune (two doses) – 10.4% of those 12 and over.
  • AHS will operate a walk-in vaccination clinic in northeast Calgary on June 5 and 6 at the Village Square Leisure Center from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Hinshaw says that the people who got their first dose of vaccine out of province can get a second dose in Alberta with proof of vaccination, which will be entered in their medical file.
  • The province says another 60 medical clinics will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines. In April, the first 20 clinics participated in the pilot program. Participating clinics will offer the Moderna vaccine.

(Note that the last daily number of new cases in the table above will usually vary slevery day, net new cases are announced by Alberta Health. To learn more about why, click here.)

The latest COVID-19 figures:

  • Alberta reported 209 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and one more death.
  • There was 6,771 active cases.
  • the rate of active cases was 173 per 100,000 inhabitants in Alberta.
  • the the positivity rate for daily tests was 5.1 percent.
  • There was 438 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 127 in intensive care.
  • There has now been 2,228 COVID deaths.
  • 218,719 Albertans are considered cured of COVID-19.
  • The last R-value declared for the province was 0.72, which means that the virus spreads to less than one person for each confirmed case.
  • Alberta will re-examine all positive COVID-19 cases for variants of concern.
  • 417 schools, or 17% of schools in the province, are on alert or experiencing epidemics with 3,409 cases in total. School transmission is believed to have occurred in 870 schools since January 11.

Find out which regions are hardest hit:

here is detailed regional breakdown of active cases as reported by the province on Tuesday.

  • Calgary area: 2,732.
  • Edmonton area: 1799.
  • Central zone: 826.
  • South zone: 430.
  • North Zone: 983.
  • Unknown: 1.

You can see active cases by local health zone on the following interactive map. Scroll, zoom and click on the map for more information:

Find out which neighborhoods or communities have the most cases, how badly people of different ages have been affected, the ages of those hospitalized, how Alberta compares to other provinces and more in: Here are the latest COVID-19 statistics for Alberta – and what they mean.

Here are the latest COVID-19 stories from Alberta:

How Alberta Compares to Other Provinces and Territories:





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