Alberta enters Stage 3 July 1
Alberta’s Open for Summer
Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan on July 1. Nearly all public health measures have been lifted, including:
social gatherings – you’re now free to gather indoors and outdoors
recreation, performance and entertainment activities can resume
business closures and capacity restrictions are gone
large events, including concerts, sporting events, exhibitions and festivals can return
Masking in public
Mask use in public indoor setting is no longer required except for in the following situations:
working in or visiting some health care settings, such as long-term care
using public transit, including ride share vehicles, taxis, motor coaches and shuttles
municipalities and businesses can set masking requirements as they see fit (requiring staff and/or customers to wear masks inside their place of business)
Isolation and quarantine requirements
To prevent future spread, Albertans are still required to:
isolate for 10 days if they are a confirmed case
quarantine if they are a close contact of a confirmed case, but length of time depends on vaccination status
follow protective measures in continue care settings
Assess your personal risk
In the days ahead, take the time to evaluate the risks when re-engaging with family, friends and the general public. It’s reasonable for you to continue using precautions in crowded settings depending on your personal risk factors such as your health, vaccination status and comfort level.
Mental health supports
Going back to normal will be an adjustment for all of us, and may be more difficult for some. Respect how others are adjusting, and refer to this mental health guidance to help you navigate this transition.
COVID-19 guidance documents
Updated general workplace guidance is available to help businesses protect the health of staff and customers. Additional guidance is available for sectors that work with children.