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TEMPROARY PROVINCIAL MANDATES

BONNYVILLE – As per the announcement made today (Sept. 3) by Premier Jason Kenny, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, masks will be required when entering any Town of Bonnyville facility starting Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

All Town of Bonnyville employees will be wearing masks in workplaces, except at workstations or where two-metre physical distancing or adequate physical barriers are in place.

We will require our staff to stay home if they’re sick and we request you reschedule a visit to any of our buildings if you’re not feeling well.

Kenney, Shandro, and Hinshaw made the announcement due to increasing COVID-19 transmission and rising hospital admissions among unvaccinated Albertans.

Temporary measures implemented by the provincial government include:

  • The province will make masks mandatory for all indoor public spaces and workplaces starting Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. Schools are not required to implement masking but school boards will continue to set COVID-19 management policies as they deem appropriate.
  • Also, as of Sept. 4 at 8 a.m., restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, nightclubs and other licensed establishments will be required to end alcohol service at 10 p.m.
  • In addition, Albertans are encouraged to limit in-person contacts. To support this, the province strongly recommends that unvaccinated Albertans limit their indoor social gatherings to close contacts of only two cohort families up to a maximum of 10 people.
  • It is also recommended that employers pause their plans to have staff return to work and instead continue with work-from-home measures. If employees are working on location, employees must mask for all indoor settings, except in work stations or where two-metre physical distancing or adequate physical barriers are in place.

A new vaccine incentive program is available for Albertans age 18 or older who receive their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine between Sept. 3 and Oct. 14.

For more information, visit COVID-19 public health actions | Alberta.ca.

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