Alberta to lift most remaining COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the “vast majority” of public health restrictions in Alberta will lift as of Tuesday.

He says metrics such as hospitalizations, test positivity and COVID-19 wastewater data are all trending in the right direction, even since the province relaxed some restrictions earlier this month.

Kenney says the provincial mask mandate will end March 1, along with all capacity limits for venues, mandatory work from home requirements and social gathering limits.

He says masks will still be required in higher-risk settings such as public transit, hospitals and nursing homes.

Health Minister Jason Copping says remaining school requirements such as cohorting and physical distancing will also be lifted, as will health screening before youth activities.

He says isolation is still mandatory for people with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test.

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