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Province implements mask mandate amid surge in COVID cases

Province implements mask mandate amid surge in COVID cases

'For the love of God, please get vaccinated now,' Kenney pleads.
Sturgeon County delays vote on mask bylaw

Sturgeon County delays vote on mask bylaw

Move “a large mistake,” says former mayor
Uncertainty for businesses in fourth wave

Uncertainty for businesses in fourth wave

“Right now, as a business community it's frustrating because it's an ever-changing landscape,” St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce chair Curtis Crouse said.
COVID-19 cases rise in fourth wave

COVID-19 cases rise in fourth wave

The total of active cases in the province is 11,426. Seven more deaths were reported over the weekend.
Province won't mandate vaccine passport: Shandro

Province won't mandate vaccine passport: Shandro

The province will, however, be updating the MyHealthRecords website to include a printable, conveniently-sized proof of a COVID-19 vaccination paper card to be used both domestically and for international travel.
University students campaign for stronger health measures

University students campaign for stronger health measures

After a period of quiet, three Albertan universities have adopted new face-mask and self-isolation requirements.
Boards release back-to-school COVID plans

Boards release back-to-school COVID plans

No mask mandate, but more strict than province’s
Inconsistency biggest challenge for businesses during COVID's first wave, says chamber chair

Inconsistency biggest challenge for businesses during COVID's first wave, says chamber chair

Alberta's newly released first-wave report noted the uptake of provincial supports, such as the relaunch grant, from businesses up until Oct. 12, 2020, was equivalent to $64.1 million, or about 32 per cent of the funds available.
Feds fund COVID-19 vaccination information programs for youth

Feds fund COVID-19 vaccination information programs for youth

The Canadian Safety Council will receive around $220,000 in funds for a COVID-19 vaccination-awareness program aimed at students from Grade 1 through Grade 8.
Province issues back-to-school COVID guidelines

Province issues back-to-school COVID guidelines

Masking won’t be required in schools. Masks will be required on school buses.