COVID-19 Update (Case Update and School Alerts)

COVID-19 Update (Case Update and School Alerts)

Posted on May 10th, 2021

Please visit www.edson.ca/covid for the latest and most up to date information all in one location.

May 10, 2021 (Updated to the end of day May 9) - 31 Active Cases (3 new active, 5 recovered)

The Edson Zone (Central Yellowhead County) is listed as having 31 active cases, 314 recovered, and 4 deaths. There has been a total of 349 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 43 active cases, 365 recovered, and 8 deaths.

There is an alert for Ecole Pine Grove School (2-4 cases), Parkland Composite High School (2-4 cases), and Mary Bergeron Elementary School (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 1,597 new cases on 13,921 tests (11.4%).  There are currently 25,438 active cases in Alberta, 690 hospitalizations (+22) with 158 in ICU (+3) and 2,117 deaths (+7).

https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#geospatial

 
PROVINCIAL RESTRICTIONS

New, enhanced, public health measures have been enacted by the Province. This includes changes to in-person/online schooling, retail limits, personal and wellness service closures, indoor recreation space closures, new gathering restrictions, and more. Some of these measures are province-wide, and others are limited to “high case regions” with 30 or more active cases and at least 50 cases per 100,000 people. Edson is included in this category as we fall under the Yellowhead County zone. The enhanced measures are in place for at least 3 weeks.

For a full list of Provincial restrictions and the effective dates, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

VACCINE INFORMATION - NEW! Every Albertan 30+ can get vaccinated starting May 6, and every Albertan 12+ can get vaccinated starting May 10. - https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx

For more information on the Town of Edson’s response please visit our website at www.edson.ca/covid.

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