COVID-19 public health actions
City of Edmonton repeals mask bylaw
On March 9, the City of Edmonton repealed its Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings bylaw.
Face coverings are no longer required except when using public transit, AHS-operated and contracted facilities and all continuing care settings.
The Government of Alberta has stated that privately operated businesses, which Leagues fall under, have the right to require masking in their spaces as they see fit.
The Government of Alberta has also stated that Albertans must do what is best for themselves and their family, which may include continuing to wear face coverings and practicing physical distancing.
- Leagues are no longer required by law to have staff, volunteers and attendees wear face coverings while utilizing League amenities.
- Leagues can choose to require face-covering or masking. League or community members can also choose to wear face coverings.
- A renter can choose to require face coverings for the duration of their rental, even if the League does not.
- The Government of Alberta has stated that citizens cannot be discriminated against for choosing to continue to practice COVID mitigation measures.
- Alberta Health Services, the EFCL and the City of Edmonton do not expect Leagues to deal with confrontations or 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 are still in effect?
- People who have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive are still legally required to isolate.
- Fully vaccinated (two doses or one dose of 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 the 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.