On June 10, 2021 Alberta Health Services confirmed 178 additional cases of COVID-19 in the province.
There are currently 306 people in hospital with the virus and 81 are in ICU.
The total number of active cases in Alberta is 3,810.
For active cases in our area; there are 36 in Mackenzie County, eight in the MD of Peace, five in Big Lakes County while all other surrounding counties and MD’s in our region have three active cases or less.
The province has speed up the timeline on getting second doses again. Another 650,000 Albertans are now eligible for their second shot if they received their first one in April or earlier.
The government is also asking snowbirds that received their COVID-19 immunizations outside of the country or province to submit their records to AHS. To submit immunization records they have to be provided to an AHS public health clinic.
There is a walk-in vaccination clinic in High Level at the Native Friendship Centre (10904 95 Street). The hours of operation for June 11 are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
67.8% of eligible people in the province have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 16.7% are fully vaccinated.
Step 2 of the Open for Summer Plan started on June 10, restrictions eased are:
- Outdoor social gatherings increase to 20 people, with distancing.
- Indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies may occur with up to 20 attendees. Receptions are permitted outdoors.
- Indoor and outdoor funeral services remain unchanged with up to 20 people permitted. Receptions are permitted outdoors.
- Restaurants may seat tables with up to six people, indoors or outdoors.
- Dining parties are no longer restricted to households only.
- Physical distancing and other restrictions still apply.
- Retail capacity increases to one-third of fire code occupancy.
- Capacity for places of worship increases to one-third of fire code occupancy.
- Gyms and other indoor fitness facilities open for solo and drop-in activities with three-metre distancing between participants and fitness classes may resume with three-metre distancing.
- Indoor settings may open with up to one-third of fire code occupancy, including indoor recreation centres. This includes arenas, cinemas, theatres, museums, art galleries and libraries.
- Indoor and outdoor youth and adult sports resume.
- Youth activities, such as day camps, overnight camps and play centres, may resume.
- Personal and wellness services can resume walk-in services.
- Post-secondary institutions can resume in-person learning.
- The work-from-home order is lifted but still recommended.
- Outdoor fixed seating facilities (e.g., grandstands) can open with one-third seated capacity.
- Public outdoor gatherings increase to 150 people (e.g., concerts/festivals).
-Erika Rolling, Trending 55 Newsroom