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Friday, July 2, 2021 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - COVID-19 Update for Whitecourt July 2, 2021

As of July 1, Albertans are now free to gather indoors and outdoors; places of worship and businesses can  operate at full capacity; the provincial mask mandate is repealed; and, people can safely get back to doing all of the activities they enjoy.

Limited measures remain in effect to protect continuing care and acute care settings, and to offer additional safeguards until all Albertans have had the opportunity to receive their second dose of vaccine.

  • Masking will continue to be required in limited and specific settings:
    • Public transit, taxis and ride sharing. 
    • Continuing care and acute care settings.
    • Albertans may wish to consider individual risk factors and choose to wear masks in other public indoor settings. 
  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are still required to isolate for 10 days.
  • Close contacts of confirmed cases are still required to quarantine. Quarantine length continues to be based on vaccination status.
  • Protective measures in continuing care settings remain in effect.

Health officials have created a general guidance document (General guidance for COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses) for all sectors to help Albertans safely transition into Stage 3.

Vaccinations
Albertans are encouraged to continue booking appointments for first and second doses to ensure full effectiveness and long-lasting protection.  Anyone who has not yet booked their vaccine can do so by visiting www.alberta.ca/vaccine to find available appointments with Alberta Health Services or participating pharmacies across the province. Select locations are offering walk-in clinics for first doses.

Alberta is providing an extra incentive to Albertans who are vaccinated through its Open for Summer Lottery.Further information regarding the COVID-19 is available at www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.

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