The Alberta government is standing in the way of getting COVID-19 and the health-care crisis under control.
Their disastrous mishandling of COVID left Alberta with the highest rate of excess deaths in the country. Now, despite a crushing triple wave of flu, COVID, and RSV pushing our health-care system closer to the brink, Danielle Smith is outlawing mask mandates and threatening to defund organizations that put safety precautions in place. Yet, along with other contagious illnesses, COVID continues to hospitalize many Albertans and prevent many more from working.
COVID-19 is a workplace health and safety issue. We need evidence-based policies to protect workers from getting sick. That includes stronger ventilation and air filtration standards, mask mandates and vaccine requirements when recommended by public health experts, and 10 days paid sick leave so workers aren’t forced to put their colleagues at risk by working while sick.
Sign the petition to demand the Alberta government stop putting politics ahead of people’s health and safety.