PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Cold Lake local task force monitoring COVID-19 situation, prepared to respond if necessary

March 13, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Cold Lake local task force monitoring COVID-19 situation, prepared to respond if necessary

The City of Cold Lake and Alberta Health Services (AHS) have opened up lines of communication and are monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19.

The response to COVID-19 is being led by AHS. The City of Cold Lake has been working closely with the local AHS team to support its efforts as needed.

A local task force was established to share the most recent information, continue to provide support to the lead agency as necessary, and to assist with a response, if required.

The City of Cold Lake and its programs and services have not been affected, and the City has put in place extra measures and directives to ensure that staff members monitor their health, that staff members’ risk of exposure is mitigated, and that any staff members required to self-isolate can do so promptly.

The City of Cold Lake reminds residents to follow AHS for the most up-to-date information. So far, the City has not been made aware of any local cases of COVID-19. The risk of exposure in Alberta is still assessed at low, although AHS anticipates that this risk may increase in the coming weeks.

AHS is advising members of the public who have symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside of Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 to stay home and call Health Link 811. If such people are not seriously ill, they should not go to a physician’s office, a health care facility, or a lab without consulting Health Link 811 first. Should such people be seriously ill and need immediate medical attention, they should call 911 and should inform them that they may have COVID-19.

For more information visit Alberta Health Services at: https://albertahealthservices.ca/

 

 

Friday, March 13, 2020