May 31st, 2020

COVID-19 Update – Sunday, March 29

By Ryan McCracken on March 29, 2020.

Medicine Hat News

A roundup of Medicine Hat News coverage note morning of Sunday, March 29, 2020:

Local and regional news:

As warm weather baths Southeast Alberta, authorities are asking residents to avoid playgrounds and other recreation spaces, such as tennis courts and picnic tables, as well as practising six-foot physical distancing from others, as recommended: Find the release here.

The Medicine Hat Mall is closed to the public aside from grocery operations at the Safeway, Shoppers Drugmart and other operations deemed essential services.

The Medicine Hat Stampede has postponed the upcoming Broncs and Honky Tonks indoor spring rodeo until September. Details here.

An update on the COVID-19 situation in Saskatchewan is in the Prairie Post.

Local police forces are prepared to enforce new health measures and restrictions on the size of gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic response. Read the Lethbridge Herald’s coverage here.

Provincial:

Premier Jason Kenney is supporting his health minister over an alleged conflict of interest as calls for Tyler Shandro’s resignation grow.

National:

Funerals in a time of social distance: Bereaved Canadians struggle and adapt to grieve under COVID-19 measures: 

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