The restrictions will remain in effect for the next three weeks.
Residents here in Parkland County will have to get used to a new normal for the next three weeks.
The province announced a public state of health emergency yesterday afternoon with new health measures that will be in place for the next three weeks.
Effective immediately in our area:
- Indoor social gatherings are prohibited, outdoor gatherings must be capped at 10
- Weddings and funerals must be capped at 10 with no receptions
- Festivals or events on hold
- Students in Grades 7 through 12 will switch to at-home learning starting next Monday, other students will follow after December 18th
- Places of worship will be at 1/3 of its capacity
- Restaurants/bars can remain open but only six people from the same family can dine in, singles can meet with two non-family members as long as they are the same two people from now until the restriction is lifted. Alcohol sales will end at 10 pm and the restaurant/bar must close by 11 pm. Take-out/curbside pick-up strongly recommended
- Hair salons/barbershops and other one-on-one services allowed but by appointment only, no walk-ins
- Masks now mandatory in indoor work settings. Employees should work from home when possible
Following the announcement, the province provided an update on new COVID-19 numbers.
In our area:
111 active cases (+3)
City of Spruce Grove:
101 active cases (+8)
Town of Stony Plain:
62 active cases (+1)
No new deaths were reported and a total of 332 residents have recovered.