COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Posted on May 27th, 2020

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

Mayor’s Update (May 27th, 2020)

May 27th update from Mayor Zahara (Sports / Trails / Levels of Service)

 

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:

  • Edson's mass gathering restrictions have been relaxed to match Provincial numbers (15 indoor / 50 outdoor).
  • Willmore Park Camping reservations are now open. Camping scheduled to begin June 1st.
  • Civic Centre will remain closed, but will accept essential, in-person meetings by appointment only. Remote banking and meeting options are recommended at this time.

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.

 

May 20th, 2020 (Developing Tax Incentive Bylaw)

Good news continues as only 19 new case of COVID-19 have been reported from across the province. Continue to physical distance, wash your hands regularly, and self-isolate if you are showing any symptoms.

Town Council met yesterday with administration on developing a tax incentive bylaw to support businesses and development post COVID-19.

The tax incentive would provide eligible non-residential properties with tax incentives on their municipal taxation. We'll have further details within the next few weeks.

 

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.”


Update May 13th, 2020

Some more positive news as both of Edson's two confirmed COVID-19 cases have been upgraded to recovered. There is now no confirmed active cases in the Edson area.

That being said, we would like to remind everyone of the importance of physical/social distancing and mass gatherings as we get set for 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 restrictions being lifted on May 14th include:

  • Edson's mass gathering restrictions will be relaxed to match Provincial numbers (15).
  • Willmore Park Camping reservations open. Camping scheduled to begin June 1st.
  • Civic Centre will remain closed, but will accept essential, in-person meetings by appointment only. Remote banking and meeting options are recommended at this time.

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.