Things will be picking back up soon for Albertans. Premier Jason Kenney said on Thursday, April 30 that he and his team have developed a multi-phase approach to the province's "relaunch" in the coming weeks and months. The Alberta reopening plans may have sounded like great news but residents are still being urged to exercise caution and be responsible. \nKenney delivered his words of caution when a member of the media called in during the press conference to inquire about the state of pubs and nightclubs and whether they would be allowed to open soon. \nAs outlined in his report, Jason Kenney had said that the reopening of nightclubs is on the agenda for Stage Three, the stage in which other forms of large gatherings would be allowed. \nBut getting to that stage means that Albertans would have successfully moved through the earlier, more-restrictive stages. \nHe said that he's counting on Albertans to show him a great civic-minded spirit, personal responsibility, and care for others following these big announcements. \n"If people take this as a license to just let 'er rip, to go out there and congregate in big crowds, ignore the public health rules, forget about washing their hands, and all of the rest of it," he said.\n\n View this post on Instagram Our Alberta Relaunch strategy is a responsible, prudent plan to reopen businesses and services as we navigate through COVID-19, while putting the safety of Albertans first. As I announced in my address 3 weeks ago, this plan must rest on a solid foundation - a foundation of mass testing, contact tracing, strict border controls, wide availability of masks, and supporting those who need to self-isolate. This safely-staged relaunch strategy will gradually lift restrictions on our economy and society through 3 stages of reopening. The dates for each stage will be determined by the best medical advice, evidence, and data as we continue to get through this pandemic. Here are the planned stages and loosened restrictions: - Early reopenings will take place as soon as tomorrow through to May 4. - Stage 1 is expected to be reached as soon as May 14. - Stages 2 and 3 will be determined at a later date, pending the future impact of COVID-19 on our healthcare system. The public health triggers that will inform how we move through each stage. The key to our relaunch is keeping a close eye on these indicators: infections, hospitalizations, and ICU rates. You can read the full Alberta Relaunch Strategy at Alberta.ca/COVID19 I want to be clear - we could never have gotten to the point of even discussing a relaunch, were it not for the actions of Albertans to proactively flatten the curve and get us to the position we are in today. I am confident that all Albertans will also ensure that this relaunch plan can succeed. A post shared by Jason Kenney (@jkenney) on Apr 30, 2020 at 8:47pm PDT\n\n"Well, guess what? We'll probably see a significant spike."\nIf that does happen, the province will have to come back in and shut everything down again. \nHe explained that this is why Albertans need to be practicing the same level of caution that we've been showing for the past couple of months since the COVID-19 restrictions began in the province. \n "We've been following the numbers," said Kenney about his relaunch strategy. \n\nAlthough hospitalization and intensive care number have been going up, they still remain well below the "maximum capacity" of our health care system, he revealed. \nAs a result, Kenney and his team feel confident enough to implement some of their relaunch plans as early as Friday, May 1.\nHiking has already been given the go-ahead by the province, and the province has said that some non-urgent services can now also reopen, such as dental practices, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, and others.\nRetailers and restaurants will be able to open their doors on May 14, but they will still have to follow public health protocols as issued by the province.\n\n"For our relaunch strategy to succeed, Albertans must be confident in their ability and visit these businesses and services safely," the Premier stated. \nThis is why Kenney wants Albertans to know that public health officials will constantly be reviewing and monitoring how we respond to the relaunch.