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Ashmont School reporting 11 active cases of COVID-19

Ashmont School reporting 11 active cases of COVID-19

Students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 at Ashmont School will be doing at-home learning for the rest of the week.
Age will be the priority for Phase 2 of Alberta's vaccine rollout in April

Age will be the priority for Phase 2 of Alberta's vaccine rollout in April

Age and chronic health conditions are the two biggest factors driving the Phase 2 roll out of the provincial vaccine plan in Alberta.
St. Paul Education schools reporting a total of four active cases

St. Paul Education schools reporting a total of four active cases

Glen Avon School, Racette Jr. High School, and Ashmont School are reporting active cases of COVID-19.
Negative COVID-19 tests required at land border crossings as of Monday

Negative COVID-19 tests required at land border crossings as of Monday

St. Albert recorded two new cases, no new deaths
Shandro explains rural rollout of COVID-19 vaccine in Alberta

Shandro explains rural rollout of COVID-19 vaccine in Alberta

Despite cold storage requirements of -80 C for the Pfizer vaccine and-20 C for Moderna, there has been no spoilage due to temperature.
Alberta variant cases now at 68; province says strict testing and tracking in place

Alberta variant cases now at 68; province says strict testing and tracking in place

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the chief medical officer of health, said two of the new cases have potentially exposed two Calgary zone schools.
Alberta at standoff with church over COVID rules; medical chief says can't intervene

Alberta at standoff with church over COVID rules; medical chief says can't intervene

EDMONTON — Alberta’s top doctor says her hands are tied when it comes to a rural church that is defying public COVID-19 health orders by hosting Sunday services with hundreds of maskless congregants. Chief medical health officer Dr.
Indoor dining, some fitness restrictions to ease Feb. 8

Indoor dining, some fitness restrictions to ease Feb. 8

The province released a plan Friday for the further easing of restrictions.
Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine program slows to near-halt

Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine program slows to near-halt

“This is a grim situation that seems to be getting worse every week," Shandro said. 
New framework to identify benchmarks for when restrictions can be lifted is coming

New framework to identify benchmarks for when restrictions can be lifted is coming

Dr. Hinshaw says hospitalization rate from COVID-19 is now down to early December levels