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.

COVID-19 Cases in Edson

From the Government of Alberta web data https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/
From the Government of Alberta web data https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/

Latest update - May 22nd, 2020 (Case Update/Relaunch)

Another positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in the Edson area. We now currently have 1 active case and 2 recovered cases.

We would like to remind everyone of the importance of physical/social distancing and mass gatherings as we continue with the Provincial relaunch. If you are out enjoying the parks or trail system, please ensure you keep an appropriate 2 metre distance from each other. And please, if you are experiencing ANY symptoms of COVID-19, stay home. It’s up to us to help control the spread. Some measures will be reviewed as we move forward with our Edson Relaunch strategy.

Some Local info:

For more information on the Town of Edson’s response, some of the rules and regulations in place, supports available to residents and businesses, and links to Provincial and Federal data, please visit our website at www.edson.ca/covid.

 

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 of Edson Specific Measures

  • *NEW* May 15th, 2020 (Outdoor gatherings)

    Please note the changes to outdoor gathering restrictions. The Town of Edson will be following these new guidelines from the province.

    From the Province. 
    “Effective today, outdoor gathering limits are being increased to a maximum of 50 people no matter where you live.

    People from different households MUST:
    ✅Maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres
    ✅Follow proper hygiene practices
    ❌Not share food or drinks

    Please use best judgment when determining whether a gathering can go ahead. Hold off on any gathering if you are uncertain you can follow public health orders and guidelines. Indoor gatherings must still be limited to fewer than 15 people.”

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

  • The Town of Edson is strongly discouraging the practice of garage sales at this time. With the current public health orders in place, it would be very difficult for individuals to ensure their own safety, as well as the safety of their patrons. We encourage those that would like to sell items to continue to use other means where proper physical distancing and personal safety can be maintained. (online, curbside pickup/delivery).

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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