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Thursday , 15 April 2021

County of Two Hills & Minburn County under enhanced health measures

The County of Two Hills and the County of Minburn have been designated enhanced or purple zones relative to the COVID-19 provincial protocols in Alberta.

The County of Two Hills currently has 14 active cases, while the County of Minburn currently has 10 active cases, as of Monday.

Sports will take a big hit as some community centres will be forced to close and indoor sports will not be allowed. Some fitness, dance, martial arts classes will be able to continue through online videos.

Pop-up markets will need to be previously approved by AHS and the same goes for farmers markets by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

Restaurants and bars will remain open with restrictions. You may see other businesses putting in restrictions as well, but most retail will remain open at 25 per cent capacity. Libraries are one example of a service that will remain open with reduced occupancy.

Another change is that places of worship will have mandatory masking and be down to one-third attendance.

Community halls and nightclubs will be under mandatory restrictions as well as children’s play centres, banquets, and festivals, which will not be allowed.

The M.D. of Bonnyville, City of Cold Lake, Lac La Biche County, County of St. Paul, and Smoky Lake County are all under enhanced health restrictions.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.