Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Camrose

Posted On Monday March 09, 2020

On March 6, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health announced a presumptive case of COVID-19 in the Edmonton zone, the second in Alberta. The affected individual recently returned from travel in the United States. He had visited Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio, before returning to Alberta on Feb 28. He is currently in isolation at home.

The risk of exposure is still considered low in Alberta, however, to help protect you and your family against all respiratory illnesses, including the flu and COVID-19, you should:

 

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada and Alberta Health websites.

Please consult the Government of Canada’s Travel Advice and Advisories page for destination-specific travel information.


What is the City of Camrose doing?

At this point it is business as usual in the City of Camrose. However, we have reviewed emergency plans, initiated discussions with our community healthcare providers, and have a pandemic plan in place.  We will also be monitoring staff absenteeism for flu-like symptoms to ensure continuity of essential city services.

We will continue to update our website, Facebook, and Twitter with any new information.


What should you do if you think you have COVID-19?

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811. If you are not seriously ill, do not go to a physician’s office, a health care facility or a lab without consulting with Health Link 811 first. Call 911 if you are seriously ill and need immediate medical attention and inform them that you may have COVID-19.

 


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