AB: Stage 2 launched
Alberta entered stage two of its relaunch strategy on June 12, after strong testing data shows COVID-19 cases in Alberta were lower than expected. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, 20 million free, non-medical masks are now available to Albertans at drive-thrus across the province (June 8).
Stage 2 allows additional businesses and services to reopen and resume operations, which began June 12 with physical distancing requirements and other public health guidelines in place. Business operators, sport and recreation services determine if they are ready to open and ensure all guidance for workplaces is met.
Events and gatherings can be larger in stage 2
- 50 people maximum: indoor social gatherings, including wedding and funeral receptions, and birthday parties.
- 100 people maximum: outdoor events and indoor seated/audience events, including wedding and funeral ceremonies.
More flexibility for ‘cohort’ groups – small groups of people whose members do not always keep 2 metres apart:
- households can increase their close interactions with other households to a maximum of 15 people.