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COVID-19 surging in northern Alberta communities

COVID-19 surging in northern Alberta communities

"In the northeast quadrant of the province, which is one half of the North health zone, we certainly see very significant increases.”
COVID-19 variant causes first continuing care outbreak

COVID-19 variant causes first continuing care outbreak

"This is a reminder that of course we are not out of the woods yet with respect to COVID-19 and the rapid spread that is possible with the variant."
COVID-19 vaccine for those under 75 starting next week

COVID-19 vaccine for those under 75 starting next week

With the new vaccine roll out strategy, the provincial government expects everyone in Alberta over the age of 18 to have their first dose by the end of June. 
First doses of vaccine expected for all Albertans by early summer

First doses of vaccine expected for all Albertans by early summer

"This change will significantly increase how quickly we can offer Albertans the protection of their first dose."
'If you operate a gym, you can be open:' Shandro

'If you operate a gym, you can be open:' Shandro

"There has been considerable confusion around what is allowed and what is not allowed," Shandro said. 
Alberta campgrounds appear headed for another busy year

Alberta campgrounds appear headed for another busy year

Online bookings for provincial sites begin March 4
Restrictions on indoor fitness, libraries eased in Alberta

Restrictions on indoor fitness, libraries eased in Alberta

Effective immediately, libraries will be able to open at 15 per cent of their fire-code capacity, excluding staff, and low-intensity individual and group workouts for adults will be able to start up again. 
'Enormous demand' expected for immunizations: Hinshaw​​​​​​​

'Enormous demand' expected for immunizations: Hinshaw​​​​​​​

“This is a massive expansion for our province and a big step forward. If you're 74 and turning 75 this year, you are eligible for the vaccine." 
Age will be the priority for Phase 2 of Alberta's vaccine rollout in April

Age will be the priority for Phase 2 of Alberta's vaccine rollout in April

Age and chronic health conditions are the two biggest factors driving the Phase 2 roll out of the provincial vaccine plan in Alberta.
Seniors 75+ can register for COVID vaccine next week

Seniors 75+ can register for COVID vaccine next week

"Age is the single greatest factor for risk for COVID-19 mortality."