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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Variant cases push Alberta to return to Step 1 restrictions

Lacombe Memorial Centre Exterior

Lacombe, Alberta (April 7, 2021) – The Government of Alberta recently announced a return to Step 1 public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 throughout the province.

The change was made due to a steep current and predicted rise of variant cases throughout the province which threatens to overwhelm the healthcare systems.

As of April 7, the City of Lacombe has 43 cases of COVID-19 and the province has over 10,000 active cases.

The return to Step 1 restrictions means the following restrictions are in place for the City of Lacombe:

  • No indoor social gatherings in any setting
  • Outdoor gatherings have a maximum of 10 people
  • Weddings can have a maximum of 10 people. Funerals services must be limited to 20 attendees with mandatory masking and 2 metre physical distancing between households
  • No festivals or events are permitted
  • Working from home should be implemented whenever possible
  • Places of worship must limit their regular attendance to 15 per cent of the fire code occupancy with mandatory masking
  • There will be restricted access to some businesses starting April 7

A more detailed list of these measures can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx. Residents who wish to report a violation of these measures can submit a complaint to AHS public health inspectors at 1-833-415-9179.

Additionally, the City of Lacombe has instituted many changes to our regular operations.

The Lacombe Memorial Centre is closed to most bookings for as long as provincial guidelines remain in place. Access will be permitted for Lacombe FCSS. The east corridor will not be open to the public. The Mary C. Moore Public Library is closed except for curbside pickup, and Anna Maria’s Café will be closed due to public health restrictions as of April 9.

The Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex is closed to all users and user groups until public health restrictions are lifted.

The Kinsmen Aquatic Centre will remain open only for limited, pre-booked programming including youth lessons and household-only private pool rentals.

Lacombe City Hall will remain open; however, residents are discouraged from attending in person if possible. City staff encourages residents to conduct their City business online or over the phone. Instructions on how to do so can be found at www.lacombe.ca.

The City Infrastructure Services building and the Lacombe Fire Department are both closed to the public except by appointment or until restrictions are lifted.

City of Lacombe Council meetings can be viewed live via the City of Lacombe YouTube channel.

Lacombe residents can keep up to date with regional COVID-19 measures by visiting www.lacombe.ca/covid19..

For additional information, contact:

Todd Vaughan
Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator
(403)782-1236 office
(403)877-4394 cell
tvaughan@lacombe.ca

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