At Banff Gate Mountain Resort, we're committed to keeping you as up-to-date as possible about this health crisis. We will continue to be open for now, with a couple of amendments. Our pools, sauna, and fitness center will be closed, in accordance with the additional measures put forth by the Alberta government. We have included their statement below.
The Government of Alberta has declared a state of emergency. This includes aggressive additional public health measures implemented province-wide to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect Albertans.
These measures directly impact businesses in Canmore. The Town of Canmore Economic Development Department wants to ensure affected businesses are informed of the changes enacted by this decision and the impacts on business operations.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY and until further notice, the Alberta government is implementing additional measures that apply here in Canmore:
- Mass gatherings are now limited to no more than 50 attendees. This includes worship gatherings and family events such as weddings and funerals. (Grocery stores, shopping centres, health-care facilities, airports, the legislature and other essential services are not included.)
- All recreation facilities – public and private – are closed. This includes gyms, swimming pools, arenas, science centres, museums, art galleries, community centres, children’s play centres, casinos, racing entertainment centres, and bingo halls.
- No more than 50 people or 50% of occupancy in all food establishments. This includes sit-down restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, food courts and other food-serving facilities, including those with a minors-allowed liquor license. Take-out, delivery or drive-through service is permitted. Licensed facilities will also be permitted to deliver liquor.
- Licensed restaurants and bars can now sell liquor without selling food as part of their take-out – with the exception of drive-thru windows - and delivery services to help keep businesses open, staff employed and additional options for Albertans who are self-isolating.
- Closure of ALL bars and nightclubs until further notice.
- Albertans are prohibited from attending buffet-style restaurants
- At this time, not-for-profit community kitchens, soup kitchens, and religious kitchens are exempt, but sanitization practices are expected to be in place and support will be in place for this practice.
- Changes to the Employment Standards Code have been made to provide job protection for Albertans. Full and part-time employees can access 14 days of job-protected leave for the purpose of self-isolation related to COVID-19, retroactive to March 5.
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