Update from the Southern Alberta field agent for the Alberta Health Emergency Operations Centre:
As of Thursday, November 12th, 2020, 4pm, the County of Warner No.5 (including Raymond) will move to Enhanced Status on the Provincial Relaunch Status Map. This includes all communities within the County’s limits. I am able to share the following high-level data for the County:
· 10 active cases, for a case rate of 91 per 100,000 people;
· 6/10 have a known source of exposure;
· 3/10 cases are linked to travel
· 1/10 has an unknown source of exposure at this time.
Following the announcement on November 6 by Premier Kenney and Dr. Hinshaw, areas under Watch Status will now have a mandatory 15 person limit on social and family gatherings – indoors and outdoors – where people are mixing and mingling. This applies to all social gatherings, including but not limited to:
- banquets and award ceremonies;
- wedding or funeral receptions;
- luncheons or potlucks;
- parties: birthday, baby showers, retirement, dinners, backyard BBQs;
- other private social gatherings and functions.
This mandatory measure does not apply to structured events, including but not limited to:
- seated-audience conferences, sports and shows;
- dining in restaurants;
- fitness centres;
- funeral services;
- wedding ceremonies;
- worship services.
Additionally, all residents and visitors of communities on the watch list are recommended to adhere to the following voluntary measures:
- Limit your cohorts to no more than 3: your core household, your school, and one other sport or social cohort. Young children who attend child care could be part of 4 cohorts, given that child care settings have not been a high risk for spread.
- Wear a mask in all indoor work settings, except when alone in a workspace like an office or cubicle where you are safely distanced from others, or an appropriate barrier is in place.
For more information please visit: Communities under enhanced public health measures on the Alberta website.