For current Chief Medical Officer of Health’s Orders that are in effect please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-
Current as of
**These numbers are changing rapidly and may not be up to date at the time this report is released. More data is available online at Alberta.ca/covid19statistics. Red is change from previous 24 hrs
The below may help you format some of the protocols you want to enact on your Nations. They will at least let you know what your non-Nation neighbours are up to and some of the ideas are good ones.
Mask requirements (Mandatory restriction – Calgary and Edmonton areas – effective Nov. 24)
Indoor and outdoor gatherings (mandatory restriction – Province wide – effective Nov. 24):
Weddings and Funerals (mandatory restriction – Province wide – effective Nov. 24):
Places of Worship (mandatory restriction – enhanced status areas – effective Nov. 24):
Faith communities are often significant aspects of people’s lives, and include intimate and close contact between members. This measure will help limit exposure at these activities, reducing outbreaks and protecting vulnerable members who attend.
Business closed for in-person service (Mandatory restriction – enhanced status areas – effective Nov. 27)
Businesses that are closed for in-person service include:
Restaurants, bars, pubs and lounges open with restrictions (mandatory restriction – enhanced status areas – effective Nov. 27)
Restaurants, bars, pubs and lounges will be open with restrictions if they follow all public health guidance in place including:
Albertans are encouraged to use take out, delivery, drive-thru and curbside pick-up options.
Additional inspections will occur to verify that public health measures are being followed. Establishments that are non compliant may face orders and fines.
Business and services open with restricted capacity (Mandatory restriction – enhanced status areas – effective Nov. 27)
Most retail businesses may remain open with capacity limited to 25% of the occupancy set under the Alberta Fire Code.
Some entertainment and event services may remain open with capacity limited to 25% of the occupancy set under the Alberta Fire Code.
All public health guidance and physical distancing requirements must be followed.
Albertans and businesses are encouraged to limit in-person visits and use curbside pick up, delivery and online services instead.
Businesses open by appointment only (Mandatory restriction – enhanced status areas – Effective Nov. 27)
Businesses open by appointment only are not permitted to offer walk-in services. Appointments should be limited to one-on-one services.
These businesses must follow all current public health guidance for their sector and should consider virtual options where possible.
Home-based businesses should follow the restrictions for the type of service they provide.
K – 12 Schools (Mandatory restriction – Province wide – Starting Nov. 30):
Grades 7-12 students
Grades K-6 students (including Early Childhood Services)
*Schools have different winter break schedules, check with your school for details.
Exemption is available for students with disabilities or in outreach programs
Not following mandatory restrictions could result in fines of $1,000 per ticketed offence and up to $100,000 through the courts.
All existing guidance and legal orders remain in place in all areas.
New acute care measures for visitors
Effective November 25, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is introducing temporary measures for visitor access to AHS acute care sites that have an outbreak or are in communities where COVID-19 transmission is high (watch or enhanced status).
Changes to contact tracing
Symptoms for children and adults
These are fast changing times for those of us in Emergency Management. Can you please try and find the time to keep me updated on what’s going on in your areas. Thanks everyone, stay safe. Each day is one day closer to a vaccine now.
O’Chiese First Nation
Phone: (403) 989-3943
Toll Free: 1 (888) 256-3884
Fax: (403) 989-3795