The city of Edmonton has announced that the city will be participating in Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program.
As a result, those who want to use a discretionary public City facility or service will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test result starting September 20th.
Starting September 20 to October 25th, proof of a single dose is considered acceptable as long as the dose was given more than two weeks before the time of entry. After October 25th proof of double vaccination is required.
Those who opt to show a negative COVID-19 test, the tests must be privately-paid COVID-19 PCR or rapid tests completed within 72 hours before accessing a program or service. Tests must not be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.
“When we looked at all of our options, this allowed us to continue to provide the highest quality of service to the largest number of Edmontonians,” said City Manager Andre Corbould in a statement.
The city is asking Edmontonians to arrive at facilities a little earlier than usual so that City employees can review vaccination status or recent negative test results.
Further details will be available on the city website once Alberta publishes provincial public health orders.