The provinces case numbers continue to rise, making self-isolation and social distancing measures more and more essential.
69 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the province yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in Alberta to 1,250. 3 additional deaths were also reported, putting the provincial total at 23.
The province has recieved more than 1,700 offers of support through Alberta's Bits and Pieces program, including commercial vehicles, hotel rooms and mobile trailers. Food and water services, hospital gowns, face masks, ventilators and other personal protective equipment have also been offered through the program. If you or your business would like to help out, you can visit the Bits and Pieces link on the provinces website. Alberta's website also has a list of essential work places that are allowed to operate during the pandemic.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Friday that, with a few exceptions, the province is now banning visits to hospital patients. Alberta Health officials also told media that the province is no longer allowing any visitors to continuing care homes in the province. However, there will be case by case exceptions in the cases where a patient or resident is dying.
You are asked to please continue observing two metres of social distancing, and if you feel you have any symptoms, call Albertra Health Link 811.