Alberta reported 18 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 74. To combat wide-spread disruptions caused by COVID-19, Alberta has adopted aggressive measures including closing daycares, suspending classes among other measures.
What is Closed & Open as of March 16, 5 p.m:
- The Provincial Court of Alberta and Court of Queen’s Bench are limiting operations.
- Visits to all Alberta provincial correctional facilities and young offender centres are suspended until further notice. If defence counsel require an in-person meeting, they must contact the appropriate centre director. If families have questions about their loved ones, they should contact the centre director.
- Current jury trials are proceeding; jurors are required to report to court. Any counsel or juror showing symptoms should contact the court to seek instructions from the presiding judge. Those who received a summons to attend jury selection between March 16 and May 31 are released and do not need to attend.
- Legal Aid Alberta intake services at the Edmonton and Calgary courthouses are closed until further notice. To apply for Legal Aid services, call the Client Contact Centre at 1-866-845-3425, Monday to Friday between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
- Traffic First-Appearance Centres are closed until further notice. Pay traffic tickets online.
- All Alberta Parks recreation facilities, programs, events and bookings are closed to the public and/or cancelled.
- Student attendance at schools is prohibited until further notice.
- Post-secondary classes are cancelled. Campuses remain open at this time.
- All licensed child care facilities, out-of-school care programs and preschool programs are closed indefinitely.
- All long-term care and other continuing care facilities are advised to limit visitation to essential visitors only.
- All tours and public events are suspended and general public access to the Legislature Building and Edmonton Federal Building (EFB) is restricted.
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