Guidance updates in progress
Alberta’s guidance documents are being streamlined so they remain easy to understand and up-to-date with current public health measures. Guidance has been removed for businesses and activities not currently permitted. Other guidance documents, where appropriate, will be replaced with more up-to-date versions. If you can’t find the guidance you’re looking for, please consult the general operational guidance for public health requirements applicable to all settings and activities.
New business restrictions in effect
Mandatory restrictions are in effect provincewide to reduce case numbers. Changes include some business closures, in-person service restrictions and capacity limits. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
If your business is open, you must follow all public health orders and general and sector-specific guidance.
Guidance is available to help businesses, communities and organizations operate safely. They should:
- follow the general guidance and relevant sector-specific guidance documents
- identify and implement measures to comply with public health measures and workplace guidance to reduce the risk among staff and customers
An optional template is available to help businesses determine the steps they should take when reopening:
General operational guidance (April 2021)
Alberta Health daily checklist (October 2020)
Workplace closures (May 2021)
Hand sanitizer (June 2020)
Disability service providers (June 2020)
Drive-in events (April 2021)
Homeless shelters (AHS)
Libraries (April 2021)
Performing arts (April 2021)
Places of worship (March 2021)
Private and municipal campgrounds (April 2021)
Seniors centres and seniors serving organizations (September 2020)
Virtual meetings and events (April 2021)
Weddings and funerals (April 2021)
K-12 school re-entry guidance:
Retail, manufacturing, industrial and commerce
Home-based, mobile and door-to-door operations (September 2020)
Industrial work camps (June 2020)
Large production facility rapid response plans (June 2020)
Restaurant and food sector
Food processing facilities (June 2020)
Food service and sales (April 2021)
Guidance documents in other languages
Facts on emerging evidence
We continue to review emerging evidence around COVID-19 and the best ways to protect Albertans.
These fact sheets summarize some of the recent literature on ways COVID-19 is transmitted, masks and aerosol transmission.
Alberta Biz Connect
Support is available to help businesses and non-profits reopen and resume operations safely.