Alberta government will announce new COVID-19 measures today

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced in June that the province will move into the third stage of its reopening plan on July 1, when virtually all public health restrictions are slated to be lifted. Sources now say new measures will be brought in. (Jason Franson/ The Canadian Press - image credit)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced in June that the province will move into the third stage of its reopening plan on July 1, when virtually all public health restrictions are slated to be lifted. Sources now say new measures will be brought in. (Jason Franson/ The Canadian Press - image credit)

Alberta's government will announce new measures today to curb the explosive fourth wave of COVID-19.

Multiple government and industry officials confirmed to CBC News that the province will implement a liquor sales curfew, recommend that unvaccinated people limit their social contacts, and delay a return to the office for public servants.

Cabinet is also leaning towards the return of a provincial mask mandate and a potential monetary incentive to encourage more people to get vaccinated, the sources said. Steps that reflect those options could be announced today

CBC News is not naming the officials because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Premier Jason Kenney, Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta's chief medical officer will be holding a news conference at 11:30 Friday.

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