After a call with Alberta Health Services (AHS), as of May 5 we are able to confirm that two of the five cases within the geographical area of Cardston County are not within the Blood Tribe Reserve.
As we have clarified in previous posts, the area of Cardston County is expansive, and includes Cardston County, Blood Tribe, Town of Cardston, Town of Magrath, Village of Glenwood, Village of Hill Spring, and all hamlets and locales within Cardston County (Leavitt, Spring Coulee, Aetna, Del Bonita).
We were not given further details as to where the two individuals reside, only that they are within the geographical area of Cardston County, but not within the Blood Tribe Reserve. AHS stressed that they are monitoring the two cases very closely and are working with relevant authorities to ensure that the two individuals are following the self-isolation requirements.
A significant theme during the call with AHS is that while COVID-19 cases have been slow to emerge in our area, it is important that we continue to take the threat seriously.
With the Province beginning to loosen restrictions, it is easy to forget the seriousness of the issue. This is not to say that our communities have not done an excellent job in preventing cases from occurring, rather, it is to remind everyone that the risk of contracting the virus still exists.
Road Closure in Warner County
Warner County has closed Rg. Rd. 16-5 between Twp. Rd. 4-3 and Twp. Rd. 4-4 (SW-20-4-16 W4) east of Warner.
There has been a culvert failure on Rng Rd 16-5. Please observe the signage and re-route around the work area.
Crews were moving equipment to the site earlier this week, and culverts will be on site May 11. Work is expected to be completed by May 15.