COVID-19 public health actions
Frequently asked questions regarding the City of Edmonton’s Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings bylaw
Does a private wedding at a League Hall fall under the bylaw?
- If the wedding ceremony is located at an indoor, publicly accessible venue or place of worship in Edmonton, the mask bylaw exempts the marriage officiant, wedding party, musical performers, and others directly participating in the service from wearing masks, as long as they remain distanced or separated by a physical barrier from all other attendees.
- Masks must be worn again when distance from the general audience cannot be maintained. All others attending a wedding must wear masks.
Does a physical activity (like yoga or karate) held in the League hall require attendees to be masked?
- Masks would be required when walking through the public common areas (like entry and exit points). However, there is an exemption when individuals are engaging in physical activity or eating or drinking while seated.
Will masks be required for religious ceremonies held in League halls?
- Places of worship are included in the City of Edmonton’s Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw as they are enclosed buildings that members of the public have access to.
- Masks are required by the general audience during an indoor, publicly accessible religious ceremony.
- Those participating in the service or ceremony, such as faith leaders, musicians, and audience members eating or drinking as part of a rite or ceremony, are not required to wear masks as long as all those individuals remain distanced or separated by a physical barrier from the congregants and all other attendees.
Will masks be required at a League board meeting?
- Yes, as League Board meetings fall under “workplaces.”
Who is responsible for enforcing the City of Edmonton’s Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings bylaw?
- City of Edmonton Peace Officers
- NOTE: Alberta Health Services, the EFCL and the City of Edmonton do not expect Leagues to deal with confrontation or with upset patrons.
- If a League or community member becomes confrontational, Leagues are encouraged to call the Edmonton Police Service’s non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or #377 from an Edmonton cell phone. Call 911 if the situation escalates.
What measures have been eased?
- Screening prior to youth activities will no longer be required.
- Parents are still encouraged to screen their children for COVID-19 symptoms.
- Capacity limits will be lifted for all venues.
- Leagues can operate on capacity limits set by the fire code.
- Limits on social gatherings will be removed.
- Mandatory work-from-home requirements will be removed.
- League board meetings and AGMs can occur in person.
What measures are still in effect?
- Isolation is still legally required for people who have COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive.
- Fully vaccinated (two doses or one dose Janssen vaccine): Starting the first day of symptoms or positive test, isolate for a minimum of five days or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. Following isolation, wear a mask at all times when around others outside of home for up to five more days (10 total).
- Not fully vaccinated (one dose or less): Starting the first day of symptoms or positive test, isolate for 10 days or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.
- If you test negative and have symptoms, you should still stay home and away from others until symptoms resolve.