Stettler region moves to enhanced status

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Stettler and Stettler County Region moved into Enhanced Status (purple) on the Provincial Relaunch Status Map, with 10 active cases and an active case rate of 80.3 per 100,000 people on Nov. 30 at 4 p.m.

This status change includes all communities within the borders of the County of Stettler No. 6, including the Town of Stettler and the Villages of Donalda and Big Valley.

The threshold for moving to Enhanced Status is an active case rate of at least 50 per 100,000 people with a minimum of 10 active cases. 

Please note that the new measures for Enhanced Status communities will remain in place until at least Dec. 15, regardless of whether their daily active cases would otherwise merit a change back to Open Status.

This will provide stability and certainty for communities and businesses, especially in the County of Stettler No.6, which are just over our threshold and whose status might otherwise fluctuate back and forth over the next few days and weeks as cases are added or resolved.

Effective November 24, the following measures are in place across Alberta: No indoor social gatherings in any setting; Outdoor gatherings have a maximum attendance of 10  Weddings and funeral services have a maximum attendance of 10, with no receptions permitted; No festivals or events; and Working from home should be considered, where possible. 

Grades 7-12 will be doing at-home learning between November 30, 2020 to January 11, 2021 

ECS-Grade 6 at-home learning after break until January 11, 2021.

Additional measures in place that affect our region under Enhanced Status include: Places of worship must operate at one-third capacity with mandatory masking in place and restricted access to some businesses and facilities.

More information on the new measures, including the specific restrictions on businesses, can be found https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx.

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