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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April 16, 2021 (Updated to the end of day April 15) - 23 Active Cases (8 new active)

The Edson Zone (Central Yellowhead County) is listed as having 23 active cases, 277 recovered, and 4 deaths. There has been a total of 304 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 26 active cases, 326 recovered, and 8 deaths.

An outbreak has been identified at PTW Canada, which includes an office in Edson. Outbreaks are declared over when 4 weeks have passed since the last case was identified, so not all outbreaks listed below have current transmission happening.

There is an alert at the Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School in Edson (2-4 cases). The alert investigation is considered over when there have been no new confirmed cases in the school for 28 days. https://www.alberta.ca/schools/covid-19-school-status-map.htm

Overall, the Province saw 1,616 new cases on 17,198 tests (9.6%).  There are currently 16,876 active cases in Alberta, 423 hospitalizations (+7) with 93 in ICU (+7) and 2,034 deaths (no change).

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 Vaccine Info

Framework and Restrictions

Step 1 restrictions will remain in place until further notice. Follow the link below for the full list of restrictions.

 

Vaccine Information

https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.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.

Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw

Updated April 1st, 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.

Masks are still required in all indoor public places, places of worship, and indoor workplaces. https://www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx

 

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