For Immediate Release / September 17, 2021

Update on City Of St. Albert’s Response to COVID-19

City implementing Restriction Exemption Program starting September 20, 2021 

The City of St. Albert continues to take a thoughtful and measured approach in its response to COVID-19. Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, this information is considered current as of the date of distribution. 

On September 16, 2021, St. Albert City Council moved to implement the Restriction Exemption Program, which was announced by the Government of Alberta on September 15.

The Restriction Exemption Program will be implemented at all recreational and cultural facilities in St. Albert. This includes Servus Credit Union Place, Fountain Park Recreation Centre, Jarome Iginla/Kinex Arenas, The Arden Theatre and the City Arts Space.

People aged 12 and over will be required to show one of the following to enter a recreational or cultural facility: 

  • Proof of vaccination
    • partial vaccination (one dose) accepted September 20 to October 25 if received 2 weeks before time of service
    • full vaccination (two doses) required after October 25
  • Proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed)
  • Documentation of a medical exemption 

All other City-operated facilities that are public-facing, including St. Albert Place, are deemed essential services as they are government offices. They will not be part of the Restriction Exemption Program. Provincial public health measures will be followed in those facilities.

As we launch the Restriction Exemption Program, we ask St. Albertans to arrive at facilities a little earlier than normal. Please be patient with City staff as they review vaccination statuses and negative test results.

For details, visit the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 Public Health Actions.

More information will be shared at stalbert.ca and via the City’s social media channels. 

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