Alberta Bans All Public Gatherings Exceeding 250 People
March 12, 2020
Alberta's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced this afternoon that effective immediately all large gatherings of more than 250 people, or international events in the province, are to be cancelled. This includes large sporting events, conferences and community events. It does not extend to places of worship, grocery stores, airports or shopping centres. Any event that has less than 250 attendees and expects to have international participants or involves critical infrastructure staff, seniors or other high-risk populations should also be cancelled. Events of less than 250 that do not meet these criteria can proceed as long as risk mitigation is in place such as sanitizer stations, ensuring there is a mechanism for keeping anyone ill from attending and distancing attendees. Listen to the full recording of today's announcement.
Tomorrow (Friday, March 13th) AGF will be evaluating all upcoming events with Alberta's ban and event criteria in mind. More detailed information for members will follow.