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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June 15, 2021 (Updated to the end of day June 14) - 11 Active Cases (3 recovered)

The Edson Zone (Central Yellowhead County) is listed as having 11 active cases, 402 recovered, and 5 deaths. There has been a total of 418 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 11 active cases, 474 recovered, and 9 deaths.

There are no listed outbreaks in the Edson zone.

Overall, the Province saw 127 new cases on 4,476 tests (2.9%).  There are currently 2,804 active cases in Alberta, 271 hospitalizations (+1) with 68 in ICU (-5) and 2,274 deaths (+4).

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

 

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

Provincial Restrictions and Vaccines

 

Framework and Restrictions

Alberta has announced their 3-stage 'Open for Summer Plan'. Stage 2 opened June 10th.  For more details, visit: https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

This 3-stage roadmap outlines how restrictions will ease while protecting the health-care system and increasing vaccination rates in the province.

COVID-19 transmission will continue to be monitored. If required, a stage may be paused to respond to trends at regional or provincial levels. Sustained reopening will require Albertans to get fully vaccinated with 2 doses during the summer to prevent future spread.

These restriction changes apply provincewide. Additional details will be released before each stage.

Mask Exemptions

Anyone unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition will require a medical exception letter from an authorized health professional. The medical exception letter may be presented when in a public setting if requested by enforcement officials, or retrospectively in court if a ticket is issued. https://www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx#exceptions

Vaccine Information

Those that got their 1st dose in April can now start booking second doses. Those that got the 1st dose in May can start booking June 28 (AZ vaccine recipients should wait at least 8 weeks after their first dose). 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

Isolation and Testing

Due to the variant cases becoming dominant in Alberta, there have been some changes to isolation and testing guidelines. Watch www.alberta.ca/covid for details.

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