Feb 09, 2022
By Jane Brown
While the anti-mandate protests continue in Ottawa, Windsor and Coutts, Alberta, Alberta’s premier is scrapping most of the public health measures in place to restrict the spread of COVID-19, leaving it up to citizens to best assess the risks they face from the virus.
“Now is the time to begin to learn to live with COVID,” Jason Kenney declared while noting COVID hospitalizations in his province are on the decline.
As a result, COVID vaccine passports to access non-essential businesses like restaurants and bars ended at midnight last night.
Also in Alberta … the mask requirement for children under 12 is lifted, including those in schools, starting Monday.
and all indoor masking rules will be lifted in that province by March 1st. Capacity limits on large venues and social gatherings will also be lifted.
Political leaders in Saskatchewan, Quebec and PEI have also announced plans for loosened restrictions.
In Saskatchewan, vaccine passports will be discontinued Monday, as will indoor mask mandates at the end of February.
Ontario’s COVID-19 Advisory Table Scientific Director Peter Juni joins Fight Back with Libby Znaimer Wednesday after the noon news to talk about when the vaccine certificate program and mask mandates might end in Ontario.