166 events, including the Calgary Stampede, Canada Day festivities, concerts and the Folk Music Festival are cancelled
The ban on summer events and festivals is necessary because of COVID-19’s ability to “spread like wildfire in large groups of people,” Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said.
The current orders in place prohibit gatherings of more than 15 people. They also require people gathered in groups of fewer than 15 to maintain a distance of two metres from one another.
Monday marks eight weeks since the first COVID-19 case was detected in Alberta.
As of April 27, there are 4,480 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, with 1,549 recovered