Public Notice: Government of Alberta updates COVID-19 regulations and guidelines

Cold Lake, AB – The Government of Alberta has implemented additional health measures and guidelines as a result of a spike in new, confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province.

The City of Cold Lake continues to closely follow the provincial government’s guidance in regards to the pandemic and is working to quickly assess any impact the new regulations may have on the city and the residents of Cold Lake.

A mandatory, 15-person cap is being placed on all social and family gatherings, both indoors and outdoors. This restriction does not include structured events including sports, recreation facilities, fitness centres, or dining in restaurants, as well as funeral, wedding, and worship services.

In addition, Alberta Health Services strongly recommends all Albertans who live in areas currently under “watch” status, which includes the City of Cold Lake, limit personal cohorts to three: Your core household, your school, and one other sport or social cohort. It is also recommended that a mask is worn in all indoor work settings, except when alone in a workspace such as an office or cubicle.

No changes to services at City Hall or the Energy Centre are expected, but the City of Cold Lake will continue to work closely with provincial health authorities to monitor the existing guidelines and regulations, any changes that may occur, and any impact that they may have.

The Government of Alberta is also requesting that residents download and use the ABTraceTogether application on their smartphones. The province is working towards integrating this application with the federal tracing smartphone application.

Details on the new measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at www.alberta.ca/covid19. The City of Cold Lake will communicate any program or facility changes on its website at www.coldlake.com, through its social media channels, and through the local media.

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Friday, November 6, 2020