COVID-19 Live Updates: Coronavirus News in Calgary for July 22

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Visitors to the hospital’s postoperative unit are currently limited to end-of-life situations until further notice, AHS said. Additionally, the unit has been thoroughly cleaned, the staff rest room has been closed and there will be “improved screening and monitoring for all healthcare workers and patients.”

“After review by Infection Prevention & Control, the medical officer of health and AHS Workplace Health & Safety, the unit remains open for admissions and continues to be a safe and appropriate place to receive and provide care,” the statement said.


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Mandatory mask rules arrive in Calgary as council approves requirement in indoor public spaces

People cross the street in masks in downtown Calgary on Monday July 13, 2020. Azin Ghaffari/Azin Ghaffari / Postmedia

Calgary City Council has agreed to make facial coverage mandatory in the city’s public indoor spaces and on transit to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The 12-3 vote to approve the new regulation comes as positive COVID-19 tests increase in Alberta, with 141 new ones confirmed on Tuesday. There are currently nearly 600 active cases in the AHS Calgary area – many more than anywhere else in the province.

The new temporary rules, which will be in effect from August 1, require covering the face in any interior space to which the public has access, with a few exceptions. Retail stores, malls, recreation centers, public common spaces in office buildings would all fall under the mask’s mandate. It does not apply to schools, private workspaces or private homes.

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