The majority of Alberta will be moving into Stage One of the provincial relaunch as planned on Thursday.

With the exception of the City of Calgary and the City of Brooks, the rest of the province will move into the first phase of the relaunch on May 14 with the following highlights:


More details on the provincial relaunch strategy can be found HERE.

Information regarding guidelines for businesses planning to reopen can be found HERE.

Premier Jason Kenney says Dr. Hinshaw flagged Calgary and Brooks for a more gradual relaunch due to the disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases in those cities.

Calgary and Brooks will reopen as follows:


"All of the reopening activities will still be subject to the legally enforceable orders of the Chief Medical Officer including, in most settings, the two metre physical distancing and 15 person social gathering restrictions," says Kenney.

The premier says Stage Two isn't expected to kick in until June 19 at the earliest.

The most up to date numbers are showing 5,076 recoveries and 1,211 active cases of COVID-19 province-wide. The virus has claimed 120 lives since the pandemic started in Alberta.

Based on 4,072 test results in the past 24 hours, 62 new cases were confirmed.