COVID-19 Response

Please note that the Town of Edson currently has NO IMPACT to our essential services. While the Town Office currently has reduced public hours, staff are still working to provide services to the residents of our community.

The Town of Edson is in contact with Alberta Health and urges residents to continue to receive health information from reliable sources including the Provincial website set up with the latest information on COVID-19, signs and symptoms, and special precautions people should be taking to help stop the spread of the virus.

www.alberta.ca/covid19 has the latest information from the Province and Alberta Health Services

www.canada.ca/covid19 has the latest information from the Federal level.

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Sept 20, 2021 (Updated to the end of day Sept 19) - 180 Active Cases (46 new, 46 recovered)

The Edson Zone (Central Yellowhead County) is listed as having 180 active cases, 639 recovered, and 8 deaths. There has been a total of 827 cases to date for this local geographic area.

Regionally, as we are under 10,000 in population, the Town of Edson falls under Yellowhead County. The Yellowhead County municipal zone has 195 active cases, 746 recovered, and 12 deaths.

An outbreak has been identified at the Edson Continuing Care Centre. Acute care and continuing care facilities (including group homes) are reported publicly when there are 2 or more cases, indicating that a transmission within the facility has occurred.

An outbreak has been identified at Midwest Pipelines, Trans Mountain Project in Edson. Non-healthcare workplaces, events, public settings (restaurants, salons and gyms) and sports activities are listed when there are 10 or more cases. Outbreaks are declared over when 4 weeks have passed since the last case was identified.

Overall, the Province saw Sept 17 - 1,605 cases on 16,409 tests (10.02%). Sept 18 - 1,592 cases on 16,529 tests (9.76%).  Sept 19 - 1,436 cases on 13,389 tests (10.81%). There are currently 20,614 active cases in Alberta, 954 hospitalizations (+43) with 216 in ICU (+1) and 2,523 deaths (+22).

Local Map Data - https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#geospatial

 
We would like to remind everyone of the importance of physical/social distancing. If you are experiencing ANY symptoms of COVID-19, stay home. It’s up to us to help control the spread.

Restrictions and Vaccines

 

A number of new restrictions, including the introduction of a Restriction Exemption Program (REP), social gathering limits, business specific capacity limits, masking, working from home mandate, and more. https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx for full details.


Vaccine Information

Edson is below the Provincial average for vaccinations. Everyone born in 2009 or before (turning 12+) can get their first and second doses now. The Province is also launching a new booking tool for vaccines. More details at https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx



Vaccine Lottery

All Alberta residents 18 and older who have had at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win one of three $1 million prizes.

You only need to enter once, but must be able to provide proof you have received your:

  • first dose to win the July draw
  • second dose to win the August and September draws

Registration for the July draw closes one week after 70% of eligible Albertans have had their first dose.

https://www.alberta.ca/open-for-summer-lottery.aspx

Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw - Expired

Updated June 21st, 2021

Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw

The Town of Edson's Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw has expired.

However, as the Provincial Health Orders that are in place include masking, this means no changes to masking in our community at this time.

The Town of Edson will be following Provincial orders regarding masking. (Planned to be lifted July 1st except in specific circumstances)

https://www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx

 

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