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Government announces new vaccine requirements and COVID-19 measures

The Government of Alberta has announced new temporary health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 will apply provincewide.
These measures will take effect on Sept. 16.
The measures that impact our K-12 schools include:

  • Mandatory masking for students in grades 4 and up, plus staff and teachers in all grades. Schools that can implement an alternate COVID safety plan can be exempted from mandatory masking.
  • Elementary schools are to implement class cohorting.
  • For physical activities in schools:
    • Youth aged 18 and under are not required to mask or maintain two-metre distance when engaged in physical activity.
    • There are no restrictions on outdoor activities.
    • Indoor sports/performance/recreation/special interests are permitted with requirements for two-metre physical distancing, where possible.

More information on all of the measures can be found here: MEASURES

New provincial COVID-19 public health measures for schools Election information available on Division website