To: All Tenants
From: Susan Radford, Assistant Property Manager
Subject: Upcoming Notices
>> Government of Alberta Announcement; Stage 2
Please note the following announcement earlier today by the Government of Alberta;
Stage 2 will allow additional businesses and services to reopen and resume operations starting June 12 with 2 metre physical distancing requirements and other public health guidelines in place.
Business operators, sport and recreation services can determine if they are ready to open and ensure all guidance for workplaces is met.
What can open with restrictions
- K-12 schools, for requested diploma exams and summer school, following guidance
- more surgeries
- wellness services such as massage, acupuncture and reflexology
- personal services (esthetics, cosmetics skin and body treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing, facial treatments, artificial tanning)
- movie theatres and theatres
- community halls
- team sports
- indoor recreation, fitness and sports, including gyms and arenas
- pools for leisure swimming
- VLTs in restaurants and bars
- bingo halls and casinos (but not table games)
- instrumental concerts
- provincial campgrounds at full capacity
Events and gatherings can be larger in stage 2
- 50 people maximum: indoor social gatherings, including wedding and funeral receptions, and birthday parties
- 100 people maximum: outdoor events and indoor seated/audience events, including wedding and funeral ceremonies
- No cap on the number of people (with public health measures in place):
- worship gatherings
- restaurant, cafes, lounges and bars
- bingo halls
- More flexibility for ‘cohort’ groups – small groups of people whose members do not always keep 2 metres apart:
- a household can increase its close interactions with other households to a maximum of 15 people
- performers can have a cohort of up to 50 people (cast members or performers)
- sports teams can play in region-only cohorts of up to 50 players (mini leagues)
- people could be part of a sports/performing and household cohort.
Still not approved in stage 2
- social gatherings that exceed above listed maximums
- regular in-school classes for kindergarten to Grade 12. Classes will resume September 2020
- vocal concerts (as singing carries a higher risk of transmission)
- major festivals and concerts, large conferences, trade shows and events (as these are non-seated social events and/or vocal concerts)
- amusement parks
- hookah lounges (permitted for food and drink only)
- major sporting events and tournaments
- non-essential travel outside the province is not recommended – this won’t be lifted until stage 3 of the relaunch strategy
The success of Stage 2 will determine when Alberta progresses to Stage 3. Factors are active cases, health-care system capacity, hospitalization and intensive care unit (ICU) cases, and infection rates.
>> LRT and Construction Updates
Following on from previous communication, please take note of the following as they pertain to the Valley Line Southeast and West LRT construction and Jasper Avenue construction.
Valley Line South East
- Pre-Covid, LRT was scheduled to open early 2021. Due to physical distancing and adjusting their working procedures, it is estimated that this will be pushed to Fall 2021.
- The 102 St stop is estimated to be near completion end of August, with the glass installed closer to opening to reduce potential vandalism.
- We expect that all track, road surfaces and sidewalk work will be completed by end of August 2020, with the majority of the space opening up, including a decrease in construction and fencing.
- Churchill Square hoarding has been dramatically reduced, 99 Street is now open, and the Quarters Stop on 102 Ave and 96 Street is making good progress.
- During this time, TransEd took advantage of less people in the downtown core and focused on items that would impact businesses.
- 102 Avenue sidewalk has been closed with a temporary sidewalk in the middle of the track bed, maintaining access to 101 Street, 100 Street, 100A Street, 102 Ave entrance and TD Tower. All emergency exits along the South of East Retail will remain operational, with directional signage posted by TransEd on the exterior, to a safe area away from the property. This is expected to remain in place for approximately 2 weeks.
Jasper Avenue – New Vison
No additional updates.
Valley Line West
- Utility relocation work as it relates to the Valley Line West continues.
Edmonton City Centre
Susan Radford, Assistant Property Manager