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A message from Jeromy:
“If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. If you are not feeling well but are able to stay home, please do so.
If all Albertans band together collectively to slow the spread of the virus this will reduce the number of individuals who become infected by the virus at the same time. By slowing down the spread, this will prevent our healthcare system from reaching a capacity overload. This is referred to as ‘flattening the curve.’
If you are not exhibiting symptoms of the virus, which include coughing, fever, runny nose, difficulty breathing and fatigue, please stay home and self-isolate for 10 days out of an abundance of caution. If you can work at home, please do so.
If you have returned from out of country travel, YOU MUST SELF-ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS. Self-isolation means staying home. The government has clarified that those returning from a travel who are self-isolating are NOTE PERMITTED TO LEAVE THEIR PROPERTY for the duration of the 14 days. This means no walks around the blocks, although you are encouraged to spend time in your backyars or on your decks. Many grocery stores, pharmacies and even restaurants are providing delivery services during this time to help people stay home.
If you have no symptoms but have recently returned from a trip, it is still MANDATORY that you self-isolate. Did you know that many people who carry the virus will not exhibit symptoms but they can easily infect our most vulnerable? This includes those who may be immunocompromised and our senior population.
Can’t get through to 811? Please be patient and keep dialing or remain on the line. If you have any cause to believe you may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, stay home. Alberta Health Services will arrange medical testing if they believe you are in need of this.
DO NOT DIAL 911 unless you are facing a medical emergency and require immediate medical attention. Unnecessary 911 calls put incredible strain on our frontline workers and essential services.
Thank-you to all of you. I know this pandemic is unprecedented and has everyone feeling uncertain. Please know that we are all in this together, and that together we can stop the spread of COVID-19.
I am on full Council duties during this time, and am pushing for the City to alleviate pressures on residents and small business owners – specifically, tax relief.
If you do need to work outside of your home or go in public, here are some tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and a link to resources that may be of assistance to you and your family.”
Tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Wash your hands. Use anti-bacterial soap and wash your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds. Do this multiple times a day, and be mindful that the virus can live on common touch surfaces for up to three days.
Practice PHYSICAL DISTANCING. This is limiting proximity to people when you are in stores or exchanging goods or services. Keep a minimum 2-metre distance between yourself and others.
If you are self-isolating, you may go outside and maintain this safe distance of at least 2-metres. Spending time outdoors is critical for mental health, but please do not go to stores or public places.
Postpone any gatherings until the pandemic has passed.
Cough into your sleeve.
Wipe down grocery cart handles with disinfectant wipes or use gloves when you are out in public and are potentially touching common touch surfaces.
Avoid touching your face. Did you know the average person touches their face around 23 times per hour?
Stock up but DO NOT STOCKPILE. Our supply chain for food and supplies is solid and there is no need to panic. Many stores have now implemented limits on high-demand items. Hoarding supplies will only perpetuate a culture of fear and put strain on many others, including our most vulnerable.
Offer to help those in isolation, seniors or other vulnerable members of your community if you able to do so. Please consider picking up the phone and calling the seniors in your family, your community to help Connect with your local Community Association, find safe connections through social media or reach out to the Ward 11 office and let us connect you with resources: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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