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Calgary mask wearing surged near 90% after city rules kicked in: report
Calgarians have overwhelmingly donned masks in public since city council mandated face coverings, according to new city data.
In a city survey done in August, 89 per cent of Calgary residents said they wear a face covering in public spaces like grocery stores and malls — a massive increase compared to just 34 per cent who said they did so before the city’s bylaw took effect on Aug. 1.
Alberta to allow limited band practices, wind instrument concerts and indoor singing
In a reversal from previous restrictions, the province will allow limited band practices, indoor singing and concerts involving wind instruments, Alberta’s top doctor announced Friday.
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that with “rigorous and proper precautions,” the province’s public health officials believe those activities can take place safely.
‘Major issues’ with contact tracing, says charity volunteer notified nine days after close contact
A Meals on Wheels volunteer says there are “major issues” with contact tracing in the province after being notified nine days after he was in close contact with a fellow volunteer who tested positive for COVID-19.