COVID - Edson Risk Level Change

COVID - Edson Risk Level Change

Posted on February 24th, 2021

As Covid-19 active case counts in the Edson area have held at 10 or under for several weeks now, the Town of Edson’s Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) has moved the community down to the ‘Low Risk’ level within Bylaw 2250, the Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw. As the Provincial Health Orders remain in place, this DOES NOT change anything regarding masking and business restrictions, however, does allow for a continued review of Edson facilities and operations.

The ECC will continue to meet weekly at this time to evaluate the Provincial orders and how they impact Town of Edson operations, as well as to continue to develop and implement relaunch and recovery initiatives.

At this time, everyone is reminded to continue to follow the Provincial orders in place regarding masking, gathering limits, and business restrictions. For the full list, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx. A decision on Step 2 of the Provincial Path Forward is expected early next week.

Along with the Provincial orders, the ECC would like to reinforce the importance of other public health measures to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

  • Stay 2 metres apart from others,
  • Wear a mask in public spaces, indoor workplaces and places of worship,
  • Practice good hygiene: wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes,
  • Monitor your symptoms every day,
  • If sick, stay home, get tested, and follow mandatory isolation requirements while waiting for results:
    • if positive, isolate for 10 days or until symptoms are gone, whichever is longer,
    • if negative, stay home until you're well.

More information on Edson’s COVID-19 response can be found at www.edson.ca/covid