Media releases | May 02, 2021

An Alberta advocacy group says now is not the time to relax province-wide COVID-19 protocols surrounding continuing care visits.

The Alberta government is loosening some restrictions related to visitation policies in long-term care facilities in the province beginning May 10.

But Public Interest Alberta, while acknowledging the pandemic has taken a toll on the province’s seniors, says this would do a disservice to the residents in homes in the long run.

“It is very frightening right now to see any relaxing,” said Terry Price, chair of the seniors’ task force at Public Interest Alberta. “I believe if we relax the restrictions given the rapid increase in the variants of COVID that we’re not keeping our residents safe any longer if we do this. Read more