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Alberta announces end of vaccine passports, other restrictions

( Post Millennial )

Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced on Tuesday that the province would be phasing out COVID restrictions effective immediately, with vaccine passports among the first to be ditched.

On Wednesday, Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced that the province's COVID Cabinet Committee had approved a "careful and prudent plan to remove Alberta's public health restrictions, and move on from a widespread pandemic response to get our lives back to normal."

Today at 5 pm I will announce Alberta’s path back to normal - a careful and prudent plan to lift damaging restrictions if pressure on our hospitals continues to decline. Please tune in. — Jason Kenney (@jkenney) February 8, 2022

The plan will be enacted in three phases, with the first phase slated to go into effect February 9.

The vaccine passport program will reportedly end at midnight tonight.

BREAKING: Alberta Premiere ENDS vaccine passport program, effective midnight tonight. — Truckistan Amb. Poso ? (@JackPosobiec) February 9, 2022

According to the Alberta government's website, the first phase of the plan includes the ending of the "Restrictions Exemption Program," which required people to show their vaccine passes. Mask requirements for children under 12 in all settings and all children in schools will also be done away with on February 14.

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