Overview - Legal Response to COVID-19

On March 16, 2020, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health confirmed the presence of COVID-19 in Alberta and found its presence constitutes a public health emergency. See CMOH Order 01-2020

Alberta's Lieutenant Governor in Council declared a state of public health emergency on March 17, 2020, in Alberta due to pandemic COVID-19 and the significant likelihood of pandemic influenza. See O.C. 080/2020, under the authority of the Public Health Act, RSA 2000, c P-37, ss. 52.1 and 52.8.