With Alberta reporting spikes in COVID-19 infections and increases in hospitalizations, the Provincial Government has imposted more restrictions. Central Alberta Bicycle School is suspending courses until Alberta’s freedoms are restored. “Albertan’s are coming under a great deal economic and social pressure due to COVID-19 from China.” stated Brian Hahn, Instructor for CABS.
On May 4th, 2021, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced additional measures to ‘stem the curve’ as a result of COVID-19. “Governments must not impair peoples’ rights and livelihoods unless it is absolutely necessary to save lives,” Kenney said. “Unfortunately that is the situation we are facing today.” Restrictions reduced gathering indoors and created mandatory indoor masking for staff at all times. “We will not permit our healthcare system be overwhelmed,” he added.
“Additional restrictions have placed unique problems when delivering a hands-on program like CABS,” Stated Hahn. Although the reading assignments and knowledge base testing are delivered online, CABS does requires hand-on instructions that can be seen as ideal for the spread of infection. “The responsible action from CABS is to suspend the program until the province gives the all clear.” Hahn added.
To date, CABS have people registered on a waiting list, and when the programs are resumed, those interested will be contacted with updated information.