Please note that the Town of Edson currently has NO IMPACT to our essential services.
The Town of Edson has no extra measures in place and is currently following the Provincial guidelines and restrictions. (https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx)
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.
The Province has moved into Step 2 of their reopening plan. We will continue to monitor the data, but full updates will no longer be provided unless the data/Provincial policies change significantly. Please use the links below to follow the Wastewater trends and Provincial data. Vaccination trends continue to be low in this region. For more information on vaccines visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx.
Parkland Lodge in Edson has been identified as having an outbreak. 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. Outbreaks are declared over when 4 weeks have passed since the last case was identified.
Local maps and data can be found at stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#geospatial
Wastewater data is available at https://covid-tracker.chi-csm.ca/ (click the wastewater tab on the top of the page) For more on the program, visit https://research.ucalgary.ca/acwa/research/research-projects/covid-19-wastewater-testing
Restrictions and Vaccines
The Province moved to Step 2 of their reopening plan. More details can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.
Edson is below the Provincial average for vaccinations. Everyone aged 5+ can get their first and second doses now (and eligible 3rd doses). Book your appointment at https://bookvaccine.alberta.ca
A reminder that these is no local masking bylaw in the Town of Edson.
The local bylaw was repealed once the Provincial order was put in place.
While indoor masking is no longer a requirement, we ask everyone to respect the decisions of those that wish to continue to mask at this time. Everyone’s situation and level of comfort is different as we move into this new phase.
Edson Facility Changes / Closures
There are no closures related to COVID-19 at this time.
Online payments and per-arraigned or virtual meetings are still recommended where possible.
Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.