COVID-19 Response

Please note that the Town of Edson currently has NO IMPACT to our essential services. While the Town Office and other building remain closed to the public, 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.

If you recently returned from travel outside Canada or have symptoms - cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing:

*NEW - Protocols have changed for the Province of Alberta regarding self-isolation. There is now a difference between those self-isolating for travel and those self-isolating due to illness. Please visit www.alberta.ca/covid19 for the latest.

*NEW - The Town of Edson is now recommending residents limit groups to less than 10 people. This is beyond what the province is recommending at this time (15), however, it is believed to be a prudent step at this time. This is for public spaces like parks and trails and does not apply to restaurants, which fall under Alberta Health regulations.

Town owned playgrounds remain open at this time, however, social/physical distancing is required. Proper hand-washing before and after use is also encouraged.

It is increasingly important that residents follow the social/physical distancing guidelines in place. Many communities have been forced to declare a Local State of Emergency to help deal with enforcement of these public health restrictions. The Town of Edson has not had to take those steps, however, it does remain an option to assist in enforcement if it’s found that residents are not respecting the guidelines set forth.

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