Alberta Enters Step 1 of Re-opening

With all of Alberta in a cold snap that will last through most of the week there is a bit of news to celebrate. As part of Step 1 of the path forward, restriction changes came into effect this morning that include restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes reopening for in-person dining with restrictions, school and team sport activities with restrictions and indoor fitness allowed with certain requirements.

Federal Procurement Minister Anita Anand has said that temporary vaccine delays are largely behind us and we can expect to see a steep incline in vaccine rollout beginning February 15.

As of February 7, Alberta has 6,242 active cases of COVID-19, with 351 new cases, 434 in hospital, 81 in intensive care and 1,709 deaths.

Below you’ll find a recap of other government announcements and Orders in Council passed since our last edition.

Government of Alberta Announcements

Orders in Council

OC 40/2021: Makes the Fuel Tax Amendment Regulation with minor changes cleaning up language in the regulation.

OC 41/2021: Makes the Tobacco Tax Amendment Regulation removing mention of tear tape throughout the regulation along with other minor changes.

OC 42/2021: Proclaims February 6 of each year as the Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in Alberta.