COVID-19 Cases Increase/Masks

COVID-19 Cases Increase/Masks

Posted on November 04th, 2020

With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the region, the Town of Edson Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) is reviewing protocols, including Bylaw 2250 (Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw).

If cases continue to rise in the Edson area and surrounding communities, there is a possibility of moving into the medium risk category of the bylaw, which would enact mandatory facial coverings in all public indoor or substantially enclosed spaces.

At this time, we would like to remind everyone of the importance of physical/social distancing and mass gathering limits. If you are experiencing ANY symptoms of COVID-19, stay home. It’s up to us to help control the spread and prevent further restrictions from becoming necessary.

Moving into the medium risk category could result in other restrictions surrounding Town of Edson facilities as well. The ECC will be meeting to review protocols as necessary.

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.

For the Provincial Health Guidelines and information, including the COVID-19 Assessment Tool and test information, please visit www.alberta.ca/covid19

Please note: While masking has been a polarizing issue, we ask that people are treated with kindness and consideration in true Edson community spirit both in the public and online.