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Warner County responds to COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on April 2, 2020 by admin
Various waterfowl forage for food near open water on the Milk River Ridge Reservoir southeast of Raymond in late March. WWN PHOTO BY TREVOR BUSCH

The County of Warner No. 5 is taking COVID-19 very seriously and has been acting throughout these past few weeks, gathering information and monitoring response to ensure accurate and timely action on behalf of the County if needed. As a municipality, it is critical to understand that we provide essential services, and maintain critical infrastructure, the maintenance and delivery of which will need to continue throughout the coming weeks as the situation continues to develop.

The County will continue to support, and take lead from the recommendations made by the Chief Medical Officer and other authorities overseeing response with regards to this matter.

Residents seeking further information should ensure that it is being provided by an approved and reputable source. Keep up to date with approved Government and public health advice – regularly check the http://www.alberta.ca/covid19 or http://www.ahs.ca/covid websites as they are being updated regularly.

County Measures

• Effective as of March 14, all public meetings will be postponed, and meetings that require guests to travel to the county have been cancelled.

• Staff members who are sick or have family members who are sick MUST stay home.

• Staff members who have had any contact with anyone confirmed or suspected to have covid19 or have household members who are returning from international travel, MUST stay home for the required self-quarantine period of 14 days.

• At this time, all County facilities remain open. We ask that where possible you phone the office rather than making an in person visit.

• The County has been in contact with regional partners, local event organizers and community groups to discuss mitigation of risk and business continuity measures.

Further preventative measures may be required throughout the coming weeks, as the situation continues to evolve. The County and regional partnership will be monitoring the situation and providing updates as required to support residents in this time.

Council and administration for the County of Warner No. 5 are fully in support of the recommendations and mitigation strategies being implemented by Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency. We ask that you, as residents and visitors to the County, join us in this support by ensuring proper hygiene, frequent and proper handwashing, covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing and abiding by the recommendations being advised by public health.

Together is the only way that we can work to ensure that the contact risk of COVID-19 remains low throughout our region.

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