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May 6, 2021 update

Information is accurate as at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Information may be affected by subsequent announcements.

Links to government announcements follow at the end of the update.


  • Alberta - Additional public health restrictions: The Alberta government announced additional restrictions that apply as of May 5, 2021. In any region or municipality with at least 30 active COVID‑19 cases and a rate of more than 50 cases per 100,000 people, in addition to the measures already in effect: (i) all outdoor gatherings are limited to 5 people; (ii) all indoor fitness facilities must close; (iii) funeral services are limited to 10 people; (iv) retail businesses are limited to the greater of 5 customers or 10% capacity; (v) places of worship are limited to a maximum of 15 people; and (vi) starting May 10, 2021, outdoor dining, outdoor sports and recreation and providing personal services are prohibited.
  • Northwest Territories - State of emergency extended: The state of emergency in the City of Yellowknife is extended until May 20, 2021.

  • Quebec - Relaxation of public health restrictions: The special measures in effect in the Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches and Outaouais regions generally remain in effect. However, effective May 10, 2021, the following will move back to the “red” level of restrictions: the Quebec Metropolitan Community, Lévis and these regional county municipalities (Lotbinière, Bellechasse, Montmagny, L'Islet, Les Appalaches, La Nouvelle‑Beauce, Papineau and La Vallée-de‑la‑Gatineau). Also, the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region will move from the “orange” to the “yellow” level of restrictions.

  • Saskatchewan - Re-opening plan: The Saskatchewan government published its plan for lifting public health restrictions. Three weeks after the first day 70% of residents aged 40 and over have received one COVID‑19 vaccine dose (and vaccine eligibility is open to all adults): (i) restaurants and bars will be permitted to reopen; (ii) places of worship may increase capacity to the lesser of 30% of capacity and 150 people; and (iii) private gatherings may occur with 10 people, while public gatherings can have 30 people indoors or 150 outdoors. As the vaccination campaign proceeds, more restrictions will be lifted in the second and third stage of the plan.

  • Yukon - Relaxation of public health restrictions: Effective May 25, 2021: (i) fully vaccinated travellers entering the Yukon will not be required to self-isolate upon arrival; and (ii) bars and restaurants will return to 100% capacity.

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