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COVID-19 Update for Whitecourt

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As of March 1, 2022, Albertans will be free to gather indoors and outdoors with no restrictions; large and entertainment facilities will be able to operate at full capacity; and the provincial mask mandate will be lifted except in high-risk settings.  In addition:

  • Any remaining school requirements will be removed (for example: Kindergarten to grade 6 cohorting).
  • Youth screening activities for entertainment and sport activities will be removed.
  • Mandatory work-from-home requirements will be lifted.

As announced by the Government of Alberta on February 26, limited measures will remain in effect to protect continuing care and acute care settings, and to offer additional safeguards.

  • The Provincial mask mandate is still in place for high-risk settings, including on public transit, at Alberta Health Services operated and contracted facilities, and all continuing care settings.
  • Isolation is still legally required for people who have COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive. Learn more about the isolation requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated Albertans.

Whitecourt Transit

Per provincial guidelines, mandatory masking remains in effect for all Whitecourt Transit riders over 12 years old.


All Albertans 5+ can get vaccinated.  COVID-19 vaccines help prevent you from getting infected and protect you from getting severely sick if you do get it. All vaccines are safe, effective and save lives.

Third doses are available to everyone 18+ and adolescents 12 to 17 with underlying health conditions.

Starting March 2, children 5 to 11 can get vaccinated in more places, including AHS walk-in clinics, pharmacies and participating doctors’ offices.

Book with an AHS clinic or pharmacy online, or call 811 or visit a walk-in clinic.