Decision on whether Alberta moves to Phase 2 won’t be made until March 1: Hinshaw

Decision on whether Alberta moves to Phase 2 won’t be made until March 1: Hinshaw
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CALGARY —
A decision on whether to move to the second phase of reopening in Alberta won’t be made until March 1, meaning the earliest date it can happen is March 8, the province’s top doctor said Monday.

“Businesses have asked us for a week’s notice to be able to prepare,” said Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw during a regular update on Monday afternoon.

“And so that’s something that we will strive to do. The exact decisions, as I said, would be made at the earliest on March 1 and so we’ll see how our numbers are trending over the next several days … businesses should be planning for a reopening as early as the following week.”

Hinshaw said the rate of hospitalization has been coming down, but case numbers have been rising in recent…



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