Posted on Monday March 16, 2020 at 04:51PM
As we continue to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the health and safety of our residents, staff and visitors is our top priority. The Town of Thorsby will be following the preventative measures as recommended by Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, and we are fully engaged with Alberta Emergency Management Agency and Alberta Health Services and are receiving information and updates on a daily basis.
Please refer to the AHS COVID-19 website: Click here for the latest info and self assessment information.
What should you do if you think you may have COVID-19?
If you have recently returned to Canada or think you may have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811, do not go to a medical facility. Our Health professionals are at the centre of the outbreak, while concern for your loved ones is important, your help in not overwhelming the healthcare system is essential.
A short CBC information video on COVID-19 may also be accessed.here.
The municipal office will remain open for business and will be putting enhanced cleaning protocols in place, with both frequency and intensity. Public washroom facilities will not be available and if you are feeling unwell, we ask that you please stay home to minimize effects and ask that you please pay bills online where possible.
Our F.C.S.S. services will continue to be available to residents by phone only as Patti works with many vunerable older clients, and we do not wish to put them at risk, even if only minimal at this time. Please call 780 789 4004 if you need to contact Thorsby F.C.S.S.
Lastly, please remember to be kind to your neighbours, as things progress, they may need assistance with things like prescription pick up or shopping if they have to self isolate. With the recent announcement of the schools closing, please ensure your children stay as socially distant as possible, avoid gatherings and public areas as much as possible. Prevention is a group effort, wash your hands frequently and avoid touching areas on the face to limit the risk of transmission.
Author: Town of Thorsby
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