Province implements mask mandate amid surge in COV

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Alberta has implemented a mask mandate along with further incentives for residents to get vaccinated as the Delta variant surges among the unvaccinated across the province.

On Friday morning, after weeks of not addressing the province, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, and Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro held a press conference announcing a provincial mask mandate will kick in again on Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

Anyone in an indoor public space or a workplace will need to wear a mask unless there are workstations where physical distancing or adequate physical barriers are possiblehas so far administered 97 million shots but is facing major supply snags as it works to inoculate a huge population of nearly 1.4 billion people. Vaccine shots are currently limited to people over age 45 and front-line workers..

Also, as of Saturday Sept. 4 at 8 a.m., restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, nightclubsbut it has been extremely difficult to implement social distancing measures. Coronavirus tests are mandatory for those enterin, and other licensed establishments will be required to end alcohol service at 10 pThat was partly because Nunavut has some o.m. although they can stay open later.

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