Premier Kenney Announces Alberta’s Open For Summer Plan
Premier Kenney, along with Minster of Health Tyler Shandro and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hinshaw took to the podium on May 26 to announce the Alberta’s Open for Summer plan. The three-stage plan is contingent on the percentage of Alberta residents becoming vaccinated and the number of COVID related hospitalizations.
Stage 1 will happen two weeks after 50 per cent of Albertans age 12-plus have received at least one dose of vaccine and COVID-19 hospitalizations are below 800 and declining.
Stage 2 will come into effect two weeks after 60 per cent of Albertans age 12-plus have received at least one dose of vaccine and COVID-19 hospitalizations are below 500 and declining.
Stage 3 will commence after 70 per cent of Albertans age 12-plus have received at least one dose of vaccine.
As of May 18, 50 per cent of Albertans had already received at least one dose of vaccine and with hospitalizations currently under the 800 threshold, Alberta will jump into stage 1 beginning June 1. If vaccine percentages continue to rise, the Alberta government anticipates that stage 2 could start as early as mid-June with stage 3 coming into effect by late June to early July.
“This is the day we have all waited for. We now have a clear plan to lift all public health restrictions and get back to normal. So long as Albertans continue to get vaccinated in strong numbers, Alberta will be fully open and back to normal for a truly great Alberta summer,” commented Premier Jason Kenney
Additional details on all restrictions and measures in place will be released prior to each step. Albertans can track the province’s immunization progress on alberta.ca.