January 19th, 2021

Mandatory health measures in place as Alberta under a state of public health emergency


By Herald on November 24, 2020.

Premier Jason Kenney updates media during a COVID-19 update earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Lethbridge Herald

Premier Jason Kenney has announced a state of public health emergency and Alberta is implementing a series of mandatory targeted measures to curb the growing spread of COVID-19 in the province. The measures will impact businesses, schools, weddings, funerals and faith-based gatherings, as well a ban on all indoor social gatherings.

Full details on the measures can be found on the provinces website at Alberta.ca/covid19.

Alberta reports 1,115 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday – active cases count is at 13,349 – 348 cases are in hospital, 66 of those in ICU – 16 new deaths reported for a total of 492 COVID related fatalities – there are 31 new cases in the South Zone – active cases are down to 649 with 25 in hospital, 5 of those cases in ICU – Lethbridge has 4 new cases (active cases 171), 9 new in Medicine Hat, 5 in Taber MD, 4 in Brooks, 3 in Cypress, 2 in Lethbridge County and 1 each in Cardston Co., Warner Co., Forty Mile and Newell. There are no additional reported deaths in the zone Tuesday.

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