For Immediate Release / November 12, 2020

Update on City of St. Albert's Response to COVID-19

Update for November 12, 2020 

The City of St. Albert continues to take a thoughtful and measured approach in its response to COVID-19. Unless listed on the facility closures or in this release, all City services are still available for access by phone, email or online.

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, this information is considered current as of the date of distribution. **Please see the correction below. 

On November 12, 2020, the Provincial government announced new, temporary targeted public health measures effective November 13. Within the City of St. Albert, these temporary measures will impact theatre performances and recreation centres, including registered programs and arenas. 

Mandatory Measures

The following measures are in effect for St. Albert:

  • 15-person limit on family and social gatherings – indoors and outdoors – where people are mixing and mingling.
  • 50-person limit on wedding ceremonies and funeral services (indoor and outdoor).

Mandatory Measures - Time limited

The following measures are effective in St. Albert, November 13 to November 27, 2020:

  • Restaurants, bars, lounges and pubs must stop liquor sales by 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m. Applies to Class A, B, and C licenses.
  • Ban on indoor group fitness classes and team sport activities. Does not include outdoor sports, individual sports, exercise, training or equipment use, or junior, collegiate, university or professional sports.
  • Ban on group performance activities: singing, dancing and theatre activities. Does not include professional performance venues.

Voluntary Measures 

  • No social gatherings inside your home or outside of your community. Instead, socialize outdoors or in structured settings, like restaurants or other business that are subject to legal limits and take steps to prevent transmission.
  • Limit of three cohorts: your core household, your school, and one other sport or social cohort. Young children who attend child care can be part of four cohorts.
  • Wear a mask in all indoor work settings, except when alone in a workspace or an appropriate barrier in place.
  • Employers in office settings should implement measures to reduce the number of employees in the workplace at one time.
  • **Faith-based gatherings limited to 1/3 capacity at one time. (Please note: this was incorrectly placed under mandatory in our original post on Nov. 12. This is a voluntary measure. Corrected Nov. 13 at 1:13 p.m.).

The Arden

Effective immediately, all performing arts classes will be virtual only, including blended in-person and virtual programs, until further notice. 

The Arden’s performances on November 22 and November 29 are postponed. New dates will be announced for Charles Ross’s One-Man Pride and Prejudice and One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, and for the Prairie Debut and Friends performance. 

Recreations Centres

In response to the new, temporary Provincial guidelines, the City has cancelled all registered programs from November 13 to 27. The following activities will be cancelled during the two weeks: 

  • Registered or drop-in recreation, fitness and aquatics programs, including personal training. 
  • Bookings for group/team cohort physical activities including dryland training.
  • All arena and fieldhouse and gymnasium activities.

All temporarily closed amenities will be maintained to ensure readiness for reopening. The following activities will continue to be available:

  • Drop-in swim and lane swim at Servus Place and Fountain Park Recreation Centres.
  • Fitness centre and track at Servus Place.

The City thanks its residents and patrons as we work through our response to COVID- 19.

For more information, visit the Government of Alberta’s targeted public health measures. Specific City of St. Albert information is available at stalbert.ca/covid19.

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Last edited: November 13, 2020