Alberta government announced today that starting September 4th, licensed establishments in the province will be required to end alcohol service at 10 p.m.
This means that all restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, nightclubs and other licensed events starting on Sept. 4th can not serve alcohol after 10 p.m.
This is part of Alberta’s effort to reduce the high number of COVID-19 cases that are threatening to overwhelm provincial hospitals.
Currently, there are 114 in intensive care and a total of 487 people hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Alberta is also making masks mandatory indoors starting tomorrow. Masks will be mandatory for all indoor public spaces and workplaces starting Sept. 4 at 8 a.m.
In order to get more people vaccinated, the province has announced an incentive of $100 to all Albertans age 18 or older who receive a first or second dose of the vaccine between Sept. 3 and Oct. 14.