BONNYVILLE – The MD of Bonnyville is putting a plea out to residents.
The municipality is encouraging everyone to follow the new targeted health measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“For the next two weeks, I asked our residents, for the sake of their health and the health of other in our community, to take the targeted measures to heart,” expressed Reeve Greg Sawchuk in a Nov. 16 press release.
“We must do our best to help limit the spread of COVID-19 to protect the most vulnerable community members and to make sure our healthcare system doesn’t become overburdened by new cases. We know that our economy cannot afford another lockdown scenario and that opinions vary widely on how it should be handled. I would ask that we all take a step back and respect one another.”
Alberta Health Services (AHS) released new guidelines last week in an attempt to protect the healthcare system and avoid more restrictive measures.
Those targeted measures include no social gatherings inside your home or outside your community, instead, residents are being encouraged to socialize outdoors or in structured settings, like restaurants or businesses that are subject to legal limits, 15-person limit on social and family gatherings where people are mingling and mixing, limiting yourself to work or school, core, and a sport or social cohort, wearing a mask in all indoor working settings unless when alone in a workspace or where an appropriate barrier is present, among others.
Updates on these regulations can be found at alberta.ca/covid19.