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No solution yet for Edmonton’s mask exemption card program, two weeks after distribution halted
The City of Edmonton is scrambling to find a path forward for mask exemption cards, two weeks after distribution was abruptly halted due to significant abuse of the program.
Interim city manager Adam Laughlin told city councillors during a COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon that the program may be dissolved if a solution can’t be found.
Hinshaw aims to calm nerves ahead of school re-entry; 108 new COVID-19 cases reported
In less than a week, most Alberta grade schools will reopen their doors for students, but Alberta’s top doctor understands COVID-19 looms large over the return to the classroom.
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw tried to assuage anxieties from parents and teachers about the return at her twice-weekly update on the novel coronavirus, reiterating that protocols in place should be able to stamp out virus spread in most situations.
108 new cases, two additional deaths
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided an update on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
- 108 new cases on 10,089 tests
- Two new deaths; 237 Albertans have died from the virus
- 49 in hospital; 7 in ICUs
- 1,158 active cases province-wide; 375 in Calgary zone