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Coronavirus Information Updates

News and Updates from The Town of Slave Lake about COVID-19.

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April 4, 2020 8:36 PM

Mayor Update for 8:30 PM——-

Been getting a lot of questions this evening. The number of cases in Slave Lake has climbed to 4. Questions are being asked, who are they? where have they been? Are these travel related or community spread?

First off, AHS locally has been great, but higher up where all the information is collected, most doesn't flow back to communities. I have shared my frustration with all who will listen and so far the position from the Province has not changed.

That being said, realistically whether we have 2 or 12, whether they are community spread or travel, nothing changes. You should assume they are all community spread. You should assume it exists in your community, because realistically it does. Even if we knew who it was, they could have been walking around with no symptoms for a week. To try and figure out every single person or place they came in contact with would not likely even be possible. People need to be cautious. Continue to physically distance yourself from people outside of those you live with. wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, take precautions....these messages will not change.

People that have been diagnosed and considered infected are required to self isolate at home. These 4 cases are not out walking around the community, but people they may have come in contact with are and so as a community we need to continue to be vigilant. I get that people want more information. I get that people are tired of staying at home. I get that people want to see their friends and you get to a point where you think, well we have all been at home for two weeks so it should be fine. All we know today..........All we need to know today........is that we need to work harder at this. We need to be patient as this is not changing overnight. We need to be cautious, not fearful. We need to stay educated, and not make assumptions. Our community needs our best right now and is going to need it for a while.

I want to close by saying a big thank you to the businesses that have closed and are suffering, but know that is what their community needs. To the ones that need to stay open and are taking precautions to keep their staff and customers safe, thank you for doing your part to keep this community functioning and keeping us all safe. To the travellers and community members, families, and children who continue to practice physical distancing and those who need to or choose to self isolate, I thank you for taking this seriously. And to the small group of people that are not putting in the same level of effort to social distance and take precautions...your community needs more of you and we all expect you to do better.

If you have symptoms, stay home. If you have travelled outside of the country, stay home. If you don't need to go out, stay home. If you do, please take precautions.

Praying for the quick recovery of the 4 affected and hoping this message gets to the people who need to hear it most. Stay safe Slave Lake.


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April 3, 2020 5:00 PM

Update April 3rd 2020 5:00 PM----

There are now three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake area as of April 3rd, 2020. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 1075, resulting in 107 new cases since Thursdays’s Update.

It was announced that five more albertans have passed away from COVID-19, four from the Calgary Zone, and one from the Edmonton. This brings the total number of deaths in Alberta to 18. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

The public can make complaints to the province about gatherings and businesses that appear to be violating public health orders or a person who appears to be violating self-isolation restrictions: https://ephisahs.microsoftcrmportals.com/create-case/

Alberta Health Services has resources and services available to help you or someone you know. Remember, if you are struggling you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you.

April 2, 2020 4:40 PM

Update April 2nd 2020 4:30 PM----

There are now only two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slave Lake area as of April 1st, 2020. Provincially the number of cases has climbed to 968, resulting in 96 new cases since Tuesday’s Update.

It was announced that two more albertans have passed away from COVID-19, an albertan from the North Zone, and an albertan from the Calgary Zone. This brings the total number of deaths in Alberta to 13. Town Council and Administration would like to extend our condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

The Government of Canada has created a Canada COVID-19 Support App. The app will let you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms. You can download the app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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