23 April 2020 – Short term rental accommodations for isolation and quarantine

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses, Tourism
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Tracing and quarantining contacts; Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: Alberta
Lead People/Agency: Chief Medical Officer of Health

Overview: This intervention establishes that short term rental accommodations including hotels, motels and inns may be used for isolation and quarantine given adherence to the Standards for Commercial Accommodation during COVID-19 and approval of a medical officer of health. This intervention is targeted at the general public, health officials and commercial accommodation business owners. This intervention aims to provide individuals with a place to stay to self-isolate or quarantine if they do not have a home or other place to self-isolate or they do not wish to expose other individuals living in their home to COVID-19. This intervention aims to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/b39bbc91-eb87-459b-8cb0-24c4aaebca4e/resource/fc2cfebc-edb7-4f6e-bc70-0899b38c6424/download/health-cmoh-directive-d3-2020-health.pdf

Type of Justification: No justification given