O.C. 354/2020

November 24, 2020


WHEREAS the Chief Medical Officer of Health has provided advice to the Lieutenant Governor in Council under section 52.1 of the Public Health Act that a public health emergency exists due to the presence of pandemic COVID-19 in Alberta;

WHEREAS the Chief Medical Officer of Health has provided advice to the Minister of Health that COVID-19 presents a serious threat to public health and therefore the Minister of Health has deemed COVID-19 to be a pandemic influenza;

WHEREAS under section 52.8(1)(a) of the Public Health Act an order made in respect of pandemic influenza has effect for 90 days; and

WHEREAS the Lieutenant Governor in Council is satisfied that as a result a public health emergency exists and prompt co-ordination of action or special regulation of persons or property is required in order to protect the public health;

THEREFORE the Lieutenant Governor in Council declares a state of public health emergency in Alberta due to pandemic COVID-19 and the significant likelihood of pandemic influenza.

For Information only

Recommended by:          Minister of Health

Authority:                             Public Health Act
                                                (sections 52.1 and 52.8)