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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December 2, 2021 (Updated to the end of day Dec 1) - 19 Active Cases (2 new, 4 recovered since Monday’s update)

The Edson Zone (Central Yellowhead County) is listed as having 19 active cases, 1237 recovered, and 17 deaths. There has been a total of 1273 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 32 active cases, 1459 recovered, and 29 deaths.

Schools with at least 2 positive COVID-19 cases who were present at school while infectious will now be listed. In Edson, there are currently no schools on alert.

An outbreak has been listed at the Edson Continuing Care Centre. 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, so not all outbreaks listed have current transmission happening.

Overall, the Province saw 366 cases on 9,465 tests (3.88%). There are currently 4,539 active cases in Alberta, 419 hospitalizations (-13) with 76 in ICU (-1) and 3,257 deaths (+15).

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 Repsol Place. www.edson.ca/repsol-place

*Note that the REP is now full vaccination only (14 days from second dose). QR Codes are required starting Nov 15th.

Full restriction details can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.

 


Vaccine Information

Edson is below the Provincial average for vaccinations. Everyone born in 2009 or before (turning 12+) can get their first and second doses now (and eligible 3rd doses). Children 5 to 11 can book online starting November 24. More details at https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx

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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