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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Important information for Albertans

AGLC is taking the COVID-19 coronavirus matter seriously. Please visit for the latest updates.

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Liquor and Cannabis Retail Stores Continue to Operate

AGLC supports cannabis and liquor licensees and their employees as they continue their business operations. Learn more

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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Information

Status in Alberta

For up-to-date information on the situation within Alberta, please visit the Government of Alberta's website for COVID-19 coronavirus info. Individuals can also access Alberta Health Services' COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool online to help determine whether they should be tested for COVID-19.

Government of Alberta COVID-19 coronavirus updates
Alberta Health Services COVID-19 coronavirus updates


AGLC Updates

March 31, 3:30 pm

AGLC recognizes and will continue responding to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic by prioritizing the health and safety of staff, players and the public.

Given the continuous developments around COVID-19, AGLC would like to direct lottery players to the WCLC website for the most up-to date information and answers to frequently asked questions.

AGLC staff are here to support players and are responsive to questions via email at

AGLC continues to create and implement measures that minimize the risk of transmission while following the guidelines set forth by public health agencies and the direction of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. 

March 30, 2:30 pm

Liquor and cannabis retail outlets, manufacturers and producers as well as warehousers and distributors and AGLC operations are considered essential operations at this time. More information can be found at

March 26, 3:00 pm

AGLC recognizes that this is a challenging time for charitable groups. Organizations inquiring about the closure of casinos and the status of casino events, or whether there are any changes to how charitable gaming proceeds may be used during the COVID-19 crisis are encouraged to review the Questions and Answers document below. 

Questions and Answers for charitable casino events and eligible use of charitable gaming proceeds - COVID-19 

March 20, 4:00 pm

AGLC supports cannabis and liquor licensees and their employees as they continue their business operations. AGLC encourages all retailers to follow the guidance of Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health by adding extra cleaning and health protocols and continuing to monitor the situation as it evolves.

Liquor and cannabis retail stores continue to operate.

There have been no impacts to the liquor or cannabis supply chains to date, and AGLC appreciates the hard work of our partners in supply, warehousing, and distribution. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make operational changes if and when there is different direction from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

March 17, 6:00 pm

Earlier today, the Government of Alberta declared a public health emergency.

Effective immediately, all casinos, racing entertainment centres and bingo halls will close until further notice.  

Other food service facilities, including those with a minors-allowed liquor licence, are limited to 50 per cent capacity to a maximum of 50 people, whichever is lower. Take-out and delivery service is also permitted. Class A licensed facilities will also be permitted to deliver liquor. Until further notice, all Albertans are restricted from attending bars and nightclubs, where minors are prohibited by law.

To learn more about how this will impact gaming and liquor licensed venues, including bars, casinos and bingo halls, please refer to the government’s news release:

Questions and Answers for closure of licensed gaming and liquor venues



Fact sheet for allowing liquor offsales and delivery from licensed restaurants

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