As per the Alberta College of Optometrists, “face masks are still required for all optometrists, staff, patients and other visitors to the clinic regardless of age”.
The recent Premier’s announcement lifting the mask requirement for children 12 and under pertains to other locations such as schools, restaurants and gyms. However, the City of Edmonton mask bylaw still stands. Furthermore, optometry clinics are part of essential community health services. As such, the mask requirement in clinic has not changed.
Patients with an official mask exemption must contact the clinic to arrange a safe time and space for their visit.
We will keep this page updated should Public Health Measures change in the future.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Julie Dien-Fong via email at:firstname.lastname@example.org.