Alberta parents question safety of sending children to school with no COVID-19 pandemic restrictions – CBC

Alberta NDP calls on government to reimpose safeguards

Jul 29, 2021

For Lindsey Kemp, the Alberta government’s intention to remove nearly all COVID-19 restrictions by the end of the summer feels like a slap in the face.

Her son, George, is five. He has had two heart surgeries and is immunocompromised. Like the more than 650,000 Albertans under the age of 12, George cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

“There are kids who get sick. There are kids who have passed away. There is the long term effects that we don’t know about,” Kemp said Thursday.

In her first daily pandemic announcement since June 29, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw on Wednesday announced several changes to the provinces’ pandemic response.

Starting today, the province will no longer require close contacts of a confirmed case to quarantine, except in high-risk settings.

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