Sturgeon County placed on COVID-19 enhanced list
Face covering bylaw remains in effect, additional voluntary measures encouraged
Sturgeon County, along with all other municipalities in the Edmonton Zone, has been moved to an “enhanced” COVID-19 classification by the Government of Alberta. The move is in response to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases within the region.
“While we have done a great job here in Sturgeon County to keep our case numbers low, the recent surge in the region is a concern,” said Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw. “Although the new public health measures are voluntary, I hope our residents appreciate the seriousness of the situation and take these additional measures to heart to help protect themselves, their friends, their neighbours, and their family.”
As part of the “enhanced” classification, the Province is asking residents and visitors in the Edmonton Zone to observe the following voluntary health measures:
- Limit social and family gatherings to no more than 15 people
- Wear non-medical masks in all indoor work settings, except when alone in workspaces such as offices or cubicles where you can be safely distanced from others or an appropriate barrier is in place
- Limit number of cohorts to no more than three (a core/household cohort, a school/work cohort, and one additional sport, social or other cohort).
The enhanced classification also means that Sturgeon County’s Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw 1513/20 will remain in effect until the County reaches “open” status and maintains that status for 14 consecutive days.
On October 8, 2020, the Province reported an additional 364 new cases in Alberta, with 276 of those in the Edmonton region. There are currently eight active cases in Sturgeon County.
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