16 new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Alberta

EDMONTON, A.B. – The Province of Alberta is reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Alberta. Ther…

EDMONTON, A.B. – The Province of Alberta is reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Alberta.

There are 43 cases of COVID-19 in Northern Alberta with a total of 621 across the entire Province.

The number of cases in and around the community of Peace River has jumped to 8, from one that was announced on Thursday. There are five cases in the Fahler area. Early last week the Province announced one case in the County of Grande Prairie, one in Valleyview and two cases in Grande Prairie.

On Friday the Province of Alberta announced more business closures and events can now be no more than 15 people.

Effective immediately close contact businesses, dine-in restaurants and non-essential retail stores must close. On top of that, the Province is also prohibited people from attending gatherings of more than 15, and they must observe two metres of social distancing.

Restrictions will be in place for the following classifications of business:

A more complete list of affected businesses is available online. Further details on gathering restrictions are available online.

At this time workplaces that have not been ordered to close and continue to have more than 15 workers on a worksite as long as those businesses maintain public health measures, including two-metre social distancing, hygiene enforcement and processes that ensure that any person who is ill does not attend these spaces.

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