COVID-19 Update (Restrictions & Case Update)

COVID-19 Update (Restrictions & Case Update)

Posted on January 16th, 2021

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Effective Monday, January 18, some provincewide restrictions will be eased:
  • Outdoor social gatherings are allowed up to 10 people. Indoor gatherings remain prohibited.
  • Personal and wellness services are allowed to open by appointment only.
  • Funeral ceremony attendance has been increased to 20 people, with mandatory masking and 2 metre physical distancing. Funeral receptions are not allowed.
All other mandatory restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

January 16th, 2021 (Updated to the end of day Jan 15) - 11 Active Cases (1 new active case, 1 recovered)

The Edson Zone (Central Yellowhead County) is listed as having 11 active cases, 226 recovered, and 0 deaths. There has been a total of 237 cases to date for this local geographic area.

In the status map, the Town of Edson falls under Yellowhead County. The Yellowhead County zone IS under the Enhanced category. See the Provincial restrictions in place below. Yellowhead County zone has 25 active cases, 263 recovered, and 4 deaths.

Overall, the Province saw 717 new cases on 12,439 tests. There are currently 12,713 active cases in Alberta, 765 hospitalizations (-31) with 122 in ICU (-2) and 1,417 deaths (+15). (Geospatial)



Expanded health measures are in effect province-wide. All Albertans, businesses, organizations and service providers must follow all new health measures.

For the full listing, including the business restrictions, mask requirements, and social gathering restrictions, please visit the Provincial website.

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

For the Provincial Health Guidelines and information, including the COVID-19 Assessment Tool and test information, please visit

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