- Oct 17, 2015
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, facing turmoil in his caucus and a health care system on the verge of failing as COVID-19 spreads unchecked, introduced a vaccine passport system that will give businesses the choice between tough restrictions or demanding customers show proof of vaccination or a negative test.@Splinty
Alberta declares health emergency, will bring in vaccine passports as COVID-19 surge threatens health-care systemPremier Jason Kenney says he had no choice but to clamp down with new restrictions as COVID-19 caseloads soar and hospital ICUs fillwww.theglobeandmail.com
Mr. Kenney declared a state of public-health emergency and said Alberta may run out of intensive-care beds and staff to care for ICU patients within 10 days. Alberta is also reintroducing physical distancing restrictions in public; banning indoor private social gatherings for people over 12 who are not vaccinated; limiting indoor gatherings for those who are vaccinated; requiring all staff, and students in Grade 4 to 12, to wear masks in school; ordering people to work from home; and other measures.