For Immediate Release / September 16, 2021

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

Special Council Meeting held September 16, 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 15, 2021, the Provincial Government announced new provincewide temporary health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. These measures will come into effect on September 16 and 20. 

On September 16, 2021, St. Albert City Council held a special Council Meeting to discuss how the new provincial measures affect St. Albert. Council moved to implement the Restriction Exemption Program as soon as reasonably possible with the intent to allow vaccinated users to experience as little disruption as possible to their normal routines and activities. For unvaccinated users 12 and older, a privately paid negative COVID-19 test result must be presented as required. 

Council approved an additional $300,000 be allocated from the Stabilization Fund to support any additional expenditures required to support City operations to comply with new Provincial Orders as well as Council direction. 

The City of St. Albert is awaiting the Provincial Public Health Orders for specific details on how the Provincial Public Health Measures, including the Restriction Exemption Program, will affect City facilities, events and programs.  

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

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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