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Alberta tightening up COVID measures

Alberta tightening up COVID measures

All students returning to online learning; personal services closing; no dining in
New regional health restrictions will affect County of Barrhead and its neighbours differently

New regional health restrictions will affect County of Barrhead and its neighbours differently

107 active cases of COVID-19 identified within County of Barrhead, which has an active case rate per 100,00 people of 1061.7
High school students heading back online

High school students heading back online

EPC, Pleasant Valley Lodge and Tipton’s grocery store on outbreak list 
Locals describe first-hand COVID experiences

Locals describe first-hand COVID experiences

Kristen MacKenzie and Margaret Anderson say they caught the virus from school outbreak contacts
County of Barrhead now listed as having 99 COVID-19 cases

County of Barrhead now listed as having 99 COVID-19 cases

Province relaxes restrictions on continuing care facilities to allow residents to receive more visitors
Grade 10-12 students at Barrhead switching to at-home learning due to batch of local COVID-19 cases

Grade 10-12 students at Barrhead switching to at-home learning due to batch of local COVID-19 cases

Cases also identified at schools in Neerlandia, Westlock, Clyde and Sunny Bend Colony
Alberta reports first case of another new variant as daily COVID-19 cases rise

Alberta reports first case of another new variant as daily COVID-19 cases rise

EDMONTON — Alberta has recorded its first case of a new COVID-19 variant that is wreaking havoc in India as the province deals with another surge in cases. Dr.
Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for thousands of workers at a southern Alberta beef-packing plant isn't going ahead as planned due to a lack of vaccine.
Some Aspen View students back to online learning, again

Some Aspen View students back to online learning, again

Four people in Athabasca and Thorhild test positive for COVID-19
Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

EDMONTON — Alberta has passed legislation that will give all workers three hours of paid, job-protected leave to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Labour Minister Jason Copping says Bill 71 will reduce barriers for Alberta workers to get vaccinated.