Alberta identifies 390 new COVID-19 cases, active cases drop below 11,000

Carla Harmon
May 29, 2021

The Open for Summer Plan is a three-stage roadmap to fully reopen the province by early July.

"Our government is watching the evidence and is working to protect both lives and livelihoods across the province", says Premier Jason Kenney.

Kenney said the thrid stage of reopening could happen as early as June 28 if Albertans keep getting vaccinated and following COVID-19 restrictions in place.

The province's reopening plan, which is tied to the provincial vaccination rate as well as hospitalization numbers, begins today with worship services allowed to increase to 15 per cent of capacity.

- Outdoor patio dining at restaurants can resume with a maximum of four people from the same household at the same table.

- Personal and wellness services can open by appointment only.

Funeral ceremonies remain unchanged with up to 20 people permitted, not including facility staff, funeral clergy, or organizers not considered guests. Those who live alone can dine with two close contacts.

- Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect.

The move on June 10 is conditional on the province being below 500 hospitalizations and declining.

Indoor recreation, entertainment and other settings (rec centres, arenas, cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, libraries) - open at 30% of fire code occupancy.

- Gyms and indoor fitness facilities can open for solo and drop-in activities and fitness classes.

- Funeral receptions are permitted outdoors.

- Wedding ceremonies can be held with up to 20 people.

Post-secondary - resume in-person learning.

Public outdoor gatherings increase to 150 people (e.g. concerts/festivals), with restrictions.

Youth and adult sports - resume with no restrictions, indoors and outdoors.

- The work-from-home order is lifted but still recommended.

Another 47,265 doses of vaccine were administered Thursday with 60.3 per cent of Albertans 12 and older having received their first shot.

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