COVID restrictions eased

The provincial government has announced their open for summer plan that documents the various stages of easing COVID-19 restrictions. In summary, here are the key highlights and relevant updates for places of worship: 

Beginning Friday, May 28, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021

 


 

Further Background information about the reopening plans:

Below is the summary of the announcement by Premier Jason Kenney. Please note the highlighted bullets that relate to some of the rites/Sacraments.

Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan includes three stages based on vaccination thresholds and hospitalizations:

Since Alberta reached the 50 per cent threshold for one-dose vaccination on May 18, and with hospitalizations well below 800, Alberta will enter Stage 1 on June 1.

Based on the current pace of vaccinations, Alberta is projected to enter Stage 2 in mid-June and Stage 3 in late June or early July. These are estimates only and rely on all Albertans continuing to drive down our hospitalizations while increasing vaccination numbers.

STAGE 1

Starting Friday, May 28:

Starting June 1:

STAGE 2

STAGE 3

Additional details on all restrictions and measures in place will be released prior to each step. Albertans can track the province’s immunization progress on alberta.ca.

Provincial COVID-19 transmission will continue to be monitored throughout the reopening. If required, a reopening step may be paused to respond to COVID-19 transmission trends at regional or provincial levels.

Sustained reopening will depend on Albertans getting fully vaccinated with two doses during the summer months to prevent future spread of COVID-19.

SOURCE: alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=78245A07B1BCA-D29D-4853-55C609A2834F05E3