“We need to keep our hospitalization rate low. We need to keep our ICU beds open, and we need to keep people healthy and our case numbers low," says Karen Mann, Red Deer’s emergency management co-ordinator. (File photo by Advocate staff).

City says it is monitoring COVID around the clock

Following guidance from Alberta’s medical officer of health

The City of Red Deer is watching closely as Calgary and Edmonton face new rules that reduce the size of most social gatherings.

On Monday, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health announced new temporary, mandatory limits of 15 people at most social gatherings for the province’s two biggest cities.

“We are very aware of what’s happening specifically in the larger centres. We know that if we cannot keep our numbers down here … it’s foreshadowing what could be implemented here if we were to see numbers similar to those in Edmonton and Calgary,” said Karen Mann, Red Deer’s emergency management co-ordinator.

“We need to keep our hospitalization rate low. We need to keep our ICU beds open, and we need to keep people healthy, and our case numbers low.”

On Monday, active COVID-19 cases in Red Deer jumped to 39 from 31 on Friday.

Mann said the chief medical officer of health continues to recommend hand washing, staying home when sick, two-metre distancing, wearing masks when it’s difficult to distance, and gathering safely according to local rules when travelling around the province.

“If residents are travelling outside the city of Red Deer and going into (Edmonton or Calgary), it’s absolutely imperative that they’re doing that safely and that they’re recognizing there are different guidelines in place for those large cities.”

Related:

COVID-19: Central zone active cases up Monday

Masks mandatory on Red Deer transit starting next week

Mann said the city continues to monitor the local COVID situation around the clock and encourages residents to stay informed.

“It’s really contingent on every single person in Red Deer right now to really dig in and commit to those guidelines to keep each other safe.”

For more information, visit reddeer.ca/covid and alberta.ca/covid.



szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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