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Lamont County COVID-19 Status Update

Posted on Monday May 10, 2021 at 01:45PM

As of May 7, 2021, Lamont County has been identified as a high-case region with 32 active COVID-19 cases.

Additional health restrictions came into effect on May 5, 2021, for regions of Alberta with at least 50 cases per 100,000 people and at least 30 active cases. Therefore, Lamont County must now follow additional public health measures to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 in the community.

These restrictions will remain in place for at least 3 weeks, even if Lamont County's active case count moves below the threshold. Restrictions will be enforced with $2000 fines.

The following restrictions will be in place in Lamont County for 3 weeks (until May 28) at a minimum:

  • Outdoor gatherings limited to 5 people (no more than 2 household cohorts is encouraged)
  • Outdoor fitness, recreation and performance activities are prohibited, except with household members or 2 close contacts if you live alone Funeral services limited to 10 people (receptions remain prohibited)
  • Places of worship limited to 15 people
  • Personal and wellness services must close
  • Retail stores limited to 10% of fire code capacity or 5 customers
  • Any workplace with transmission of 3 or more cases must close for 10 days (work camps, essential and critical services are exempt)
New provincewide restrictions:
  • Restaurants, pubs and cafes open for takeout or delivery only
  • K to 12 schools shift to online learning until May 25
  • All post-secondary learning shift to online learning
  • All indoor fitness facilities must close, including for 1-on-1 training
  • Indoor sport, recreation and performance activity is prohibited
Other restrictions to remain in place:
  • No indoor social gatherings
  • Health, social, and professional services open by appointment only
  • Working from home is mandatory unless the employer requires the employee's physical presence to operate effectively
For the full list of restrictions and additional details visit www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx.

NOTE: You are legally required to:
  • Isolate for 10 days if you tested positive or have any core symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
  • Quarantine for 14 days if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
Everyone in Alberta ages 12+ are now eligible for vaccination. Help protect your community and schedule your vaccination through AHS or call 811 as soon as possible.

If you are concerned someone is not following public health orders, you can submit a report with AHS public health inspectors online or call 1-833-415-9179.

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