In August, Alberta has seen a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, driven by an increase in cases among young adults. This needs to be contained. While the best way to party right now in Alberta is not to party at all, if you are going to, at least do it responsibly. Take a moment to go through this website for tips, and read below for Alberta specific restrictions.
In Alberta, the concept of a social "cohort" has been introduced with a limit of 15 people.
A cohort is a small group of people who do not have to practice social distancing and can have physical contact (hug/kiss).
They maintain physical distancing from everyone else.
The limit to the number of people in a cohort is 15, and remember that every time you add someone to your cohort, you are connecting with everyone in their cohort.
The 15 people are meant to stay consistent, meaning you can't change them.
Outside your cohort, social distancing must take place (2 metres).
So what does all of this mean relative to having a party?
If you are going to do it, do it within your cohort and keep your cohort to a maximum of 15 people . That's not a bad number - you can have a decent party with 15 people.
The alternative is if you have a party with people outside of your cohort - it needs to be with social distancing (2 metres).