Alberta Health has announced that all remaining public health restrictions related to COVID-19 will be lifted at 11:59 pm on June 14, 2022. The following measures will be removed:
- Mandatory isolation will become a recommendation only
- Mandatory masking on public transit will be lifted
Masking and any other measures to protect patients in Alberta Health Services (AHS) and contracted health facilities will remain in place through AHS policy as required for infection prevention and control.
Chief Medical Officer of Health orders in continuing care will be rescinded by June 30 but some measures in continuing care settings will remain in place through standards and policy. This includes maintaining practices like isolation of symptomatic residents, outbreak protocols, and masking.
As a result of the lifting of all public health restrictions, the COA’s COVID-19 Guidelines are no longer in effect. Registrants should continue to refer to the COA Standards of Practice to guide the provision of safe and effective patient care.