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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The Town of Edson has reached out to the University of Calgary and will be participating in the COVID-19 wastewater surveillance project moving forward. Results from Edson should be available over the next week or so and will be included in future updates once the data becomes available.

Jan 21, 2022 (Updated to the end of day Jan 20) - 81 Active Cases (5 new, 2 recovered) *PCR testing is only being done for those with clinical risk factors for severe outcomes and those who live and work in high-risk settings. This does not include those that test positive on a rapid test.

The Edson Zone (Central Yellowhead County) is listed as having 78 active cases, 1327 recovered, and 18 deaths. There has been a total of 1426 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 103 active cases, 1574 recovered, and 31 deaths.

Parkland Lodge in Edson and the Edson Continuing Care Centre have both been identified as having outbreaks. 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.

Overall, the Province saw 3,592 cases on 10,572 tests (35.31% - North Zone 27.03%). There are currently 61,615 active cases in Alberta, 1,191 hospitalizations (+60) with 107 in ICU (-1) and 3,429 deaths (+8).

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

 

The Restriction Exemption Program (REP) is in place at the Edson and District Leisure Centre. https://www.edson.ca/residents/parks-and-facilities/edlc

REP is now full vaccination only (14 days from second dose). QR Codes are required.

**Please note that the Edson and District Leisure Centre is currently closed due to COVID related staffing issues, reopening Monday. 

There have been a number of changes to restrictions/testing/isolation requirements. Full details and REP information can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.

 


Vaccine Information

Those with eligible immunocompromising conditions may be eligible for a fourth dose starting January 20th.

Edson is below the Provincial average for vaccinations. Everyone aged 5+ can get their first and second doses now (and eligible 3rd doses for 18+). Book your appointment at https://bookvaccine.alberta.ca
 

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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