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.

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*NEW June 30th, 2020 - (Outdoor gathering limits)

The following is a release from AB Health

The outdoor gathering limit has been increased from 100 to 200 people.
The increase applies to attendees at community outdoor events such as festivals, fireworks displays, rodeos and sporting events, and outdoor performances.

All public health measures, including physical distancing, remain in place. Seated outdoor events will still require the necessary space between families and cohorts within stadium-style seating.

Any large gathering increases the risk of transmission. Evidence suggests that outdoor events have a lower risk of transmission, provided other public health guidance is followed. Alberta Health will continue to monitor case numbers and adjust as necessary.

For more information on outdoor and indoor gathering restrictions, visit alberta.ca/restrictions-on-gatherings.

General relaunch guidance, including sector-specific recommendations, can be found at alberta.ca/guidance-documents.

To protect the health and safety of Albertans, public health orders can be legally-enforced and fines issued for violations.

Please visit www.alberta.ca/covid19 for the latest.

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

Kinsmen Spray Park Update

The Kinsmen Spray Park opened up on June 18th. There are a few changes due to the COVID-19 Regulations and emergency budget, which includes a 0.9 employee schedule for the remainder of 2020.

*Expanded Hours (July 29th, 2020) – The Kinsmen Spray Park will be open from 10am to 8pm daily.

*Patrols – Staff will be monitoring the park and working with our users to ensure COVID-19 Health Orders are being followed, including social distancing.

*Disinfection – The Kinsmen Spray Park area will be disinfected every morning. It is recommended that hand sanitizer is used by all patrons prior to, and after, use of the park facilities.

*Restricted Areas – There is fencing and roped off areas to protect new grass and areas under construction. Please respect the signage/fencing and stay out of those locations.

The Province has downgraded the fire ban in the Forest Protection Area to a fire advisory. This means fires in approved fire pits at Willmore Park WILL be allowed as long as conditions and provincial orders allow.

Fires continue to be allowed in Town limits as well.

It is increasingly important that residents follow the social/physical distancing guidelines in place. If these guidelines are not followed, further restrictions on park spaces and fire pits may need to be reviewed.

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