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Foothills Communities on COVID-19

Foothills County

Have you or your family been out of the country in the past 14 days or been in contact with someone who has been out of the country and has symptoms, or have symptoms yourself?

If yes, we recommend the following:

  • Self-isolate (stay at home, do not go to school, work, or social gatherings), even if you are feeling well, until 14 days after contact or after you have returned home.
  • Call Health LInk at 811 if you have health concerns or for more information
  • COVID-19 symptoms range from common to severe respiratory illnesses and include: fever, cough, difficulty breathing and pneumonia with kidney failure and death in severe cases.
  • Health officials recommend Canadians use good hygiene practices, such as frequent hand washing with soap and water, avoid touching face with unwashed hands, avoid touching surfaces or objects that have been in contact with potential ill persons. 

Resources:

Government of Alberta: COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans

World Health Organization: Coronavirus

Government of Canada: Coronavirus Update

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Black Diamond

The Town encourages everyone to be appropriately informed with the most current information about the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Please visit the links below to ensure that you are using the correct and up-to-date information when making decisions for you and your family and to find out what to do if you suspect that you’ve been exposed or that you have contracted the virus.

Alberta Health Services – how the virus spreads, how to prevent spread, what to do if you’ve been travelling or if you’ve been exposed, and how to recognize symptoms

Province of Alberta – general information about the virus, testing protocols and updates from the Chief Medical Officer

Government of Canada Travel Advisories – have a trip planned?  What to do while abroad and what to do upon your return

World Health Organization – daily updates on the worldwide status of the COVID-19 virus

Turner Valley

The Town of Turner Valley is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.

For the latest details and for more information on preventing the spread of the virus, visit the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans page.

Longview

The Foothills Fire Department have provided two information sheet in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Alberta medical officer still deems the risk to be very low in Alberta. Please read the attached for more information on COVID-19.

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Frequency Asked Questions about COVID-19

Okotoks

Looking for information on COVID-19?

Click here  for Provincial Government Information

Learn more about the Town’s planning

Alberta Health Services 

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