Tuesday , 5 July 2022

Mandatory masking on public transit, isolation after positive test restrictions to be lifted

Alberta will lift some COVID related restrictions after Tuesday. 

The province announced Monday that effective June 14 at 11:59 p.m., mandatory masking on public transit and mandatory isolation after testing positive for COVID will end. 

This falls in line with other provinces like British Columbia. 

Isolation will remain recommended for those with symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test, the government release says. 

Masking and any other measures in Alberta Health Services and contracted health facilities will remain in place through AHS policy as required for infection prevention and control, the release adds. 

Chief medical officer orders in continuing care will be rescinded by June 30, but some measures in continuing care settings will remain in place through standards and policy. This includes maintaining practices like isolation of symptomatic residents, outbreak protocols and masking.

New hospitalizations have been declining since its peak on April 26. 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.