As you are all aware, the City of Camrose and now the Camrose County have moved to Enhanced Status on the Provincial Relaunch Status Map as of November 16, for the first time, with 10 active cases and an active case rate of 115.9 per 100,000 people. This status change includes all communities within the County’s limits, with the exception of the City of Camrose, to which the below measures also apply, but to which they apply independently of the County.
For reference, the threshold for moving to Enhanced Status is an active case rate of 50 per 100,000 with at least 10 active cases.
Effective November 13, areas under Enhanced Status will now have additional measures in place, including:
- Restaurants, bars, lounges and pubs must stop liquor sales by 10pm and close by 11pm - applies to Class A, B or C licences (Nov 13-27).
- 15-person limit on social and family gatherings - indoors and outdoors - where people are mixing and mingling.
- 50-person limit on indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and funeral services.
- No social gatherings inside your home or outside of your community. Instead, socialize outdoors or in structured settings, like restaurants or other business that are subject to legal limits and take steps to prevent transmission.
- Limit of 3 cohorts: your core household, your school, and one other sport or social cohort. Young children who attend child care can be part of 4 cohorts.
- Wear a mask in all indoor work settings, except when alone in a workspace or an appropriate barrier is in place.
- Employers in office settings should implement measures to reduce the number of employees in the workplace at one time.
- Faith-based gatherings limited to 1/3 capacity at one time.
The measures related to group fitness, group performance, and team sport activities do not apply to your area at this time.
Additional information on the new measures can be found here, along with guidance on gatherings and cohorts, as well as masking best practices.
Questions have come up regarding “cohorts” and we want to emphasize that everyone needs to buy in to having a limit of 3 cohorts (your family, your school and one sport). Hockey Alberta has released a FAQ as of November 17 which has been posted to the CMHA website under Covid Guidelines or it can be found here ..\..\COVID ASSESSMENTS\FAQ - NOV 17 - AHS.pdf.
As always, I am available if you have questions,
Paul King, President CMHA
if Alberta Health Services identifies a confirmed case of COVID-19 that was infectious while attending an event you organized, AHS will contact you (the event organizer) and direct you to notify all attendees who are considered exposed to COVID-19.
To support event organizers in managing this notification, we - AHS - will provide you with written notification that you will be directed to send to all event attendees, by email, within 24 hours of AHS directing you to do so.
Where email addresses are not available and more rapid email notification is not possible, AHS will continue to make phone calls where necessary. AHS will also continue to directly notify close contacts of cases who were exposed outside of any event.
This change will improve the efficiency of the close contact notification process for events that have high risk of rapid spread of illness, such as sports tournaments, weddings, church socials and other gatherings of 10 or more people.
Minor Hockey Attendance List (This is to be used for teams to keep track of those in attendance at games)
COVID GUIDELINES AT THE RINK - Updated as of 03 NOV 2020
- Your Manager will now do the Health Check via the Team Snap App (opens up 8 hours prior to an event).
- Players are allowed to arrive 30 minutes before ice time and can get dressed during that time frame. Showers are allowed but players have a maximum of 30 minutes to get out of the dressing room which will be enforced.
- Masks are to be worn by players coming into the dressing room. Taken off during the skate and then put on when leaving the rink.
- One parent only in the dressing room. City Council just passed a Mask Wearing Bylaw on the 02 NOV 2020. Masks are now mandatory in ALL public spaces within the City. This includes all spaces inside the arena facility for spectators including when you are seated. Spectators must be seated at all times and this includes younger children.
- Hand sanitizer to be used going into the rink and when leaving. The rink staff will be cleaning the spectator area at their discretion.
- Maintain distance to the left side as much as possible to allow passing of people in the hallway. Follow the arrows where applicable.
- There is currently a limit of 100 spectators allowed in each rink. Our older teams are monitoring this when they have games and for the U9 and U7 groups, please be mindful of this and if we find that the groups are getting above this 100 limit, CMHA will have to limit the number of family members allowed per player.