ABA Update to the Two Week Ban Nov 13 - 27


Nov. 18, 2020


Go to alberta.ca/covid19 for the most up-to-date information on restrictions to contain COVID-19.

Updated November 13th:

In compliance with the provinces announcement, ABA will not sanction any basketball activities from November 13-27, 2020 in areas with enhanced public health measures in effect. Please note that regions are being updated on a daily basis. ABA will be suspending the TAS Program sessions in all regions until further notice in these areas. 

Among the new targeted measures:

  • Ban on indoor team sports and group fitness classes (Nov 13-27)
    • Which means no competition or practices for clubs, community and recreational basketball
  • Ban on group singing, dancing & performing activities (Nov 13-27)
  • Does not include outdoor sports, 
  • Does not include individual sports, exercise, training or equipment use
  • Does not include Junior, Collegiate, University or Professional sports.

Click here for details on all additional public health measures.

Click here to watch the Government of Alberta live streams or video highlights on YouTube.

Click here to view the area’s in Alberta that have been designated for enhanced public measures

Additional information will be shared as soon as it becomes available. 

Please be safe and stay well; we all have a shared responsibility and will get through these next two weeks together.


 November 12th: 

Good Evening Alberta Basketball Community,

This afternoon, Premier Jason Kenney and Alberta Health Services announced that effective tomorrow; Friday, November 13, 2020, there will be a mandatory two-week ban from November 13 - 27, on indoor group fitness classes, team sport activities and group performance activities in all areas that are designated as having enhanced public health measures in effect

Among the new targeted measures:

  • Ban on indoor team sports and group fitness classes (Nov 13-27)
    • Which means no competition or practices for clubs, community and recreational basketball
  • Ban on group singing, dancing & performing activities (Nov 13-27)
  • Does not include outdoor sports, 
  • Does not include individual sports, exercise, training or equipment use
  • Does not include Junior, Collegiate, University or Professional sports.

Click here for details on all additional public health measures.

Click here to watch the Government of Alberta live streams or video highlights on YouTube.

Click here to view the area’s in Alberta that have been designated for enhanced public measures

 

Sincerely,

 

The Alberta Basketball Staff


November 9th Update - Tips for Remembrance Day & Diwali

Ceremonies

  • Fully virtual events and live events with virtual attendance options are encouraged in place of in-person events wherever possible.
    • Consider options for outdoor ceremonies, wherever possible.
  • The capacity limit for in-person, audience style seated events is 100 when attendees are indoors or 200 when attendees are seated outdoors.
    • The seated distance between cohorts/households should be 2 meters.
  • Social gatherings in any Alberta region classified as “watch” or “enhanced” on the interactive map are limited to a maximum of 15 attendees both indoors and outdoors. Social gatherings in any “open” region can have 50 attendees at indoor gatherings or 100 attendees at outdoor gatherings.
    • Social gatherings are where people come together and move freely around to associate, mix or interact with each other for social purposes rather than remaining seated or stationary for the duration of the function or gathering. This includes luncheons, award ceremonies and receptions.
    • For example, a wreath laying ceremony outdoors could have up to 200-seated audience members, but a luncheon at the legion afterwards would be limited to the social gathering limits outlined above.
    • See Gatherings and Cohorts for more information.
  • Band and vocal performers should follow the Guidance for Instrumental Music and the Guidance for Singing and Vocal Performance.
  • Organizers and participants should be aware of local masking requirements.
    • It is strongly recommended that attendees, including ceremony dignitaries, be masked.

Veterans, Participants and Attendees

  • Veterans and participants should be physically distanced from each other and the other attendees upon entry into, during, and upon exiting the ceremony area
  • Place easy-to-distinguish floor markers to indicate physical distancing expectations.
  • Mobility considerations for veterans and other attendees (e.g., individuals who use wheelchairs or walking supports) include:
    • Wherever possible, have a household member or cohort provide any support required or requested.
    • Perform hand hygiene before and after providing mobility support to any individuals.
    • Ensure individuals who require or request mobility support are masked, as well as those providing support.
  • Consider options to limit the number of people who need to share or touch items (e.g., podiums, flags).

Poppy Donation

  • Provide/use hand sanitizer if exchanging poppies for cash donations.
  • Promote the use of cashless donations (i.e. “tap”, debit) wherever possible. Go to alberta.ca/covid19 for the most up-to-date information on restrictions to contain COVID-19.

November 2nd

The COVID-19 symptom list for Albertans under the age of 18 has changed. As of November 2, runny nose and sore throat have been removed from the list of symptoms that require mandatory isolation for children.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, said the changes to the symptom list are intended to get children and teenagers back into child care or classrooms as quickly and safely as possible, while minimizing the risk of COVID-19.

This update will also allow for youth participants to return to registered/organized sport cohort groups as quickly and safely as possible, while minimizing the risk of COVID-19.

ABA has modified the Attestation/Daily Health Check form to reflect the most recent Government of Alberta update - Please see the links below:

Daily Attestation/Health Questionnaire - For Children Under 18*

Daily Attestation/Health Questionnaire - 18 Year and Older

*Please note that all students in grades K-12 should use the Daily Attestation/Health Questionnaire - For Children Under 18, regardless of age.


Oct 26: Mandatory health measures in Calgary and Edmonton

Targeted temporary measures will help reduce COVID-19 transmission and limit the risks of cases growing exponentially in Edmonton and Calgary.

  • Effective immediately, a mandatory 15-person limit on all social gatherings in the City of Edmonton and City of Calgary is in effect.
    • This limit applies to gatherings such as dinner parties, wedding and funeral receptions, banquets and other gatherings.
    • It does not currently change measures for structured events such as dining in restaurants, theatres, worship services or wedding and funeral ceremonies.
  • This temporary limit will be reassessed in one month.

 

Along with the mandatory limit on social gatherings, voluntary public health measures remain in place for the entire Edmonton Zone and are also recommended for anyone living in or visiting the City of Calgary:

  • Limit each individual to no more than three cohorts (a core/household cohort, a school cohort, and one additional sport, social or other cohort). Young children who attend child care may be part of four cohorts, as child care cohorts have not been seen to be a high-risk context for spread.
  • Wear non-medical masks in all indoor work settings, except when alone in workspaces such as offices or cubicles where you can be safely distanced from others or an appropriate barrier is in place.

Surrounding communities in the Edmonton Zone should continue to follow the voluntary public health measures in place to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.

No additional measures are being implemented in the communities surrounding Calgary.

All existing guidance and public health orders remain in place.

Contact tracing notifications

  • Alberta Health Services is adjusting how Albertans are notified if they attended an event at which a confirmed case of COVID-19 was present.
  • Alberta Health Services will now notify the event organizer and provide written notification to be directly emailed to attendees. Event organizers are to send these emails within 24 hours of being contacted.
  • Alberta Health Services will continue to directly notify close contacts of cases who were exposed outside of a public or private event, and will directly notify anyone who tests positive for COVID-19.

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