The Provincial government announced last night the easing of COVID-19 public health measures. The Town of Okotoks will be implementing the changes in alignment with provincial direction.
Effective today (February 9), the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) has been removed. This means proof of vaccination, negative test or medical exemption is no longer required to enter Town facilities.
As per Alberta Health Services (AHS) regulations for Step 1, mandatory masks are still required for everyone +2 years and older in indoor public spaces and workplaces.
Summary - key changes impacting Town facilities include:
- Capacity limits for locations not covered under the REP program are removed (e.g. Okotoks Art Gallery, Museum, Rotary Performing Art Centre)
- Capacity limits for large venues remains in effect; the Town is working directly with organizations where spectator capacity is impacted
- Food and beverages are now allowed at event venues, when seated only. Movement between tables is not allowed. Liquor sales will end by 11 p.m.
For information about the Government of Alberta’s announcement, visit alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.
Information on the Town’s response to the pandemic and ongoing updates is available at okotoks.ca/COVID-19.
The Town appreciates residents’ patience and support as we work through these changes and their impact on the Town.