Airdrie-Cochrane MLA Peter Guthrie can't come home to see his family.

If he does, he won't be allowed back into the Alberta Legislative Assembly.

His wife and daughter just returned from the States and started their self-isolation protocol on Saturday. An extension of the same protocol forbids him to enter the Legislative Assembly should he see his family.

"We're doing our best to follow all protocol that has put forth by our chief medical officer and taking her advice to the tee," says MLA Guthrie. 

"We're not sure how long it's going to be before it enters the Legislature, so we want to get done as much as we can."

Being cooped up in his Edmonton apartment isn't particularly to his liking, but he's been able to stay physically active while following social distancing procedures.

An agreement has been reached between both the government and opposition to have less than 50 members of their caucus in the assembly at any time and to space the seating. They will be in session on a limited as-needed basis.

MLAs returned to the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.