The Alberta government is lifting the few pandemic restrictions that remain in place, saying the province is moving past the Omicron wave as COVID-19 hospitalizations decline steadily.
The government announced the decision in a news release late Monday afternoon, saying it will move to Step 3 of its reopening plan at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.
Pandemic measures that will end include mandatory masking on public transit and isolation for people who test positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms.
The government says isolation will still be recommended for those with symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test.
The news release says Alberta's rate of new hospitalizations has been declining since its peak on April 26, when there were 20.7 new COVID-19 admissions per day per million people.
It says as of June 9, the weekly average of new hospitalizations fell to 6.6 per day per million people.
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