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Alberta Moves to Phase Two of Pandemic Restrictions, Lamont County Buildings Open to Public Access March 1

On Saturday (February 26), the province announced progression to Step 2 of Provincial Health Regulations, effective March 1. This means individuals are no longer required to wear a mask in public or private buildings and gatherings.

There are some exceptions to this: masks are still required in high-risk settings, including on public transit, at Alberta Health Services (AHS)-operated and contracted facilities, and all continuing care settings.

It is recommended that individuals still practice social distancing, vaccination and boosters, hand sanitation and other precautions at their own comfort levels (please be respectful of an individual's choice).

With these regulation changes, County staff are also no-longer required to wear masks. Protective equipment and barriers will remain in place; however, County buildings reopen to the public on March 1.