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COVID-19 Information & Resources

Feb 17–Jun 05

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May 5, 2021 Update

On January 29, 2021, the Government of Alberta announced A Path Forward, a roadmap developed to help Albertans understand how restrictions will be eased in the coming months. Starting May 5, additional restrictions come into effect for regions with at least 50 cases per 100,000 people, and at least 30 active cases to slow the spread with all other restrictions remaining in effect. We are working hard to bend the curve and must continue to do everything we can to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

 Provincewide, Effective May 5, 2021 unless otherwise noted: 

  • Gatherings - indoor and outdoor
    • All indoor gatherings remain prohibited
    • All outdoor social gatherings must be limited to no more than 5 people and a maximum of 2 household cohorts
    • Mandatory physical distancing must be maintained at all times between members of different households. 
  • Fitness, performance & recreation activities - indoor and outdoor
    • All indoor sport, performance and recreation activities for youth and adults are prohibited
    • Indoor fitness and recreation facilities must close, including for 1-on-1 training.
    • All outdoor sports and recreation activities are prohibited except with members of your household.
  • Retail & shopping malls
    • Retail services must limit customer capacity to 10% of fire code occupancy (not including staff) or a mininum of 5 customers
  • Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes (effective May 9, 2021)
    • All in-person dining, including patios is prohibited.
    • Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges, cafes and food courts can open for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery only.
  • Entertainment and recreation facilities
    • Libraries must close
    • All entertainment businesses and entities must remain closed
  • Banquet halls, community halls, conference centres and hotels
    • Banquet. halls, community halls and conference centres can open for all activities. permitted under Step 1 including hosting weddings (up to 10 people) and funerals (up to 20 people).
  • Personal and wellness services
    • All personal and wellness services, including hair salons, barbers, nail salons, estheticians, tattoos and piercings, must close.

Other mandatory restrictions still in effect include: 

  • Masks are mandatory in indoor workplaces in Calgary and surrounding area;
  • Mandatory work from home unless employee determines that physical presence is required;
  • Hotels can stay open for customers with bookings only;
  • All out-of-town travel is discouraged
  • All indoor and outdoor social gatherings - public and private - are prohibited
  • Funeral and wedding services: Maximum 10 people for weddings and 20 for funerals with no receptions;
  • Faith services: Gatherings limited to 15% of fire code occupancy

For a complete list of the new measures, and for more information, visit the Government of Alberta website.


Government Resources


City of Calgary Response to COVID-19

Calgary Transit Updates

Residential Property Tax - 2020 COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures


Updates from the Alberta Chief Medical Officer

Alberta Health Services – COVID-19 Information

Government of Alberta: COVID-19 information for Albertans 

811 Alberta Health Services

Small & Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant


Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Managing your business during COVID-19

Government of Canada: COVID-19 Outbreak update

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)


Centre for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Resources

World Health Organization: COVID-19 Updates

Best Practices

COVID-19 Self-Assessment

COVID-19 Prevention & Risk

CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands

CDC: Cleaing and Disinfecting Your Facility

CDC: Disinfecting your Vehicle

CDC: Keeping your workplace, school, and home safe

Social Distancing

Risk mitigation tool for gatherings and events

Daily Hive: Here's how "social distancing" is defined by the Government of Canada

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Managing your business during COVID-19

Changes to Employment Insurance

COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre

Support for Entrepreneurs

Multilingual Resources

Help Prevent the Spread Posters

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft, Working Remotely - The Top Remote Team Collaboration Tools

Google Hangout Meets

Facebook Workplace



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TD Flexible Mortgage Payment

BMO Coronavirus Update

National Bank of Canada Coronavirus Updates

CIBC Flexible Mortgage Payments

Scotiabank Coronavirus Updates

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CDC: Coping with Stress

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Mental Health Resources for Albertans

Alberta 211 - Connecting Community Resources and Services to Albertans 

Taking Charge of What you Can: A COVID-19 Toolkit

Calgary Distress Centre

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Glenbow from Home

Calgary Public Library Digital Library

Calgary Arts Development Online Offerings

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra


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Parks Canada Wildlife Webcams


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Alberta Distance Online Learner Support

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