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New Provincial Covid Measures Introduced

On November 23rd, Flagstaff County and all municipalities within including the Town of Sedgewick, was moved to ‘Enhanced Status” for Covid measures due to the ratio of active cases to population. On November 24th, the province put into force new mandatory public health measures throughout Alberta to slow the spread of Covid-19.

The following measures are currently in place:

MeasuresAll AlbertaEnhanced Areas
No indoor social gatherings in any settingYesYes
Outdoor gatherings max of 10YesYes
Wedding and funeral services max of 10, no receptions permittedYesYes
No festivals or eventsYesYes
Grades 7-12 at-home learning Nov 30-Jan 11YesYes
ECS-Grade 6 at-home learning after break until Jan 11YesYes
Working from home should be considered, where possibleYesYes
Places of worship at 1/3 normal attendance with mandatory maskingNoYes
Restricted access to some businesses starting Nov. 27NoYes
Mandatory masks for indoor workplacesNoNo

Gathering Restrictions

Mandatory restriction – Provincewide – Effective Nov. 24

  • No indoor social gatherings are permitted in any setting (private homes, public spaces or workplaces)
    • Indoor close contacts must be limited to people in the same household
    • People who live alone can have up to the same 2 non-household contacts for the duration of the restriction
    • Work and mutual support group meetings are not social gatherings, but attendance should be limited and public health measures followed
    • This does not apply to service visits from caregivers, health or child care providers and co-parenting arrangements
  • Outdoor social gatherings are limited to 10 people and must not have an indoor component
    • Backyard gatherings that require movement in/out of homes are not permitted
    • Attendees should remain distanced at all times and follow public health measures
  • Festivals and events are prohibited (indoors and outdoors)

Weddings and Funerals

Mandatory restriction – Provincewide – Effective Nov. 24

Maximum of 10 people for wedding ceremonies or funeral services
This includes the officiant, bride/groom and witnesses
This does not include staff or organizers who are not considered an invited guest
This applies to any facility, including places of worship and funeral homes.
This includes services held indoors or outdoors, seated or non-seated.
Receptions are not permitted
This measure will help limit exposure, reduce outbreaks and protect vulnerable attendees.

Places of Worship

Mandatory restriction – Enhanced status (purple) areas – Effective Nov. 24

Faith leaders must determine their normal congregant attendance (pre-COVID) and limit it to 1/3 attendance
Must hold services at their normal location, including rental spaces like a community hall
Physical distancing between households must be maintained
Mask use is mandatory
Online services are encouraged
In-person faith group meetings and other religious gatherings are not permitted in private homes while these measures are in effect
Faith leaders and others speaking in front of a congregation are permitted to remove their masks while speaking provided they maintain 2 metre distance from others while doing so. Once finished speaking, the speaker must put on their mask again.
In-person faith group meetings conducted at a place of worship can continue but physical distancing and public health measures must be followed
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.

Further Requirements/Information

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

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