Province implementing new voluntary public health measures in Edmonton Zone

October 8, 2020

Today the Government of Alberta announced it is implementing voluntary public health measures in the Edmonton Zone to respond to rising COVID-19 spread and to protect the health of Albertans.

The Edmonton Zone is defined by AHS and includes Spruce Grove along with other municipalities that are located in close proximity to the City of Edmonton.

The additional voluntary measures are:

  • Limiting social and family gatherings to no more than 15 people.
  • Limiting your number of cohorts to no more than three (a core/household cohort, a school/work cohort, and one additional sport, social or other cohort).
  • Wearing non-medical face coverings or masks in all indoor work settings, except when alone in work spaces such as offices or cubicles where you can be safely distanced from others or an appropriate barrier is in place.

While the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Spruce Grove has remained low, residents are encouraged to follow these voluntary measures as we all do our part to help prevent the spread. It’s important for all communities within the zone to collectively support each other as this approach is the most effective way to help limit spread in the region.

How does this impact the City’s Temporary Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw?
The Temporary Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw is not going into effect as a result of these new voluntary measures. Although Spruce Grove is part of a Zone that has been placed under an “enhanced” classification by the Province, the number of active cases in Spruce Grove remains well under the established threshold for the bylaw to be activated.