What you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Monday July 13


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What you need to know today in Alberta:

Sylvan Lake trended on Twitter Sunday afternoon after photos surfaced on social media that seemed to show groups of people closer than the two-meter separation required on a thin strip of sand facing the lake. An infectious disease expert from the University of Calgary said the images were worrisome because the risk is always “fairly high” in such gatherings. He said they indicate “COVID fatigue” – people who seem to be losing sight of public health guidelines that are a condition of the province’s recovery plan.

The universities of Alberta plan to remove dormitories in favor of apartment-type housing during the COVID-19 pandemic – and this decision is accompanied by an increase of $ 3,000 for students. According to the university website, meal plans are not included.

Fort McKay First Nation chief Mel Grandjamb says masks are now mandatory after the community learns of its first case of COVID-19. Travel to and from the First Nation will be limited to one per day, and travel within the community is strongly discouraged.

Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi has considered the possibility of making masks mandatory in certain situations and says he could present a draft by-law to council on July 20.

The move would join Calgary with three other major Canadian cities to make masks mandatory. Here are some of the main questions and answers regarding the operation of an administrative regulation on mandatory masks and whether science supports it.

Meanwhile, Edmonton was chosen as the hub city for the return of the NHL, with the league choosing cities that largely control their coronavirus outbreaks compared to their American counterparts.

The mayor of Calgary is considering the possibility of making masks mandatory in certain situations and says that he could present a draft by-law to council on July 20. (Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press)

The Alberta Department of Health reported 77 new illnesses on Friday, bringing the total number of active cases to 592.

Here is the current distribution of active cases in the province:

  • Calgary area: 228
  • Zone d’Edmonton: 203
  • South Zone: 96
  • North Zone: 44
  • Central areas: 13
  • Unknown: 8

This map shows the number of tests and the total number of confirmed cases in various regions of Alberta as of Thursday, July 9. (CBC News)

What you need to know today in Canada:

As the number of travelers entering Canada from the United States increased in recent weeks, public health officials are placed at land borders to strengthen testing for COVID-19.

As of 6:30 a.m.ET Monday, there were 107,590 confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus in Canada. The provinces and territories reported 71,467 of those who were recovered or resolved. A count of CBC News deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC reports is 8,819.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce plans for the third phase of the province’s reopening today. According to a document published at the end of April, stage 3 includes the possibility of “safely” reopening the remaining workplaces, further easing restrictions on public gatherings and possibly reopening outdoor playgrounds. The spread of COVID-19 continues to slow in Ontario, as the number of new daily cases has declined steadily in the past five weeks.

Masks or masks will soon be mandatory in all interior public spaces in Quebec, Radio-Canada confirmed. Prime Minister François Legault is expected to make this announcement at a press conference at 1 p.m. ET.

Newfoundland and Labrador reported its first new case of coronavirus in 43 days. The patient is a man in his 50s who recently returned from the United States, according to the government.

Self-assessment and support:

Alberta Health Services has an online self-assessment tool that you can use to determine if you have symptoms of COVID-19, but the test is open to everyone, even without symptoms.

The province says Albertans who have returned to Canada from other countries must isolate themselves. Unless your situation is critical and requires a call to 911, Albertans are advised to call Health Link at 811 before consulting a doctor, hospital, or other health care facility.

If you have symptoms, however mild, you should isolate yourself for at least 10 days from the start of the symptoms until they disappear.

You can find The latest updates from Alberta Health Services coronaviruses here.

The province also operates a confidential mental health support line at 1-877-303-2642 and a substance abuse help line at 1-866-332-2322, available 7 am to 11 pm, seven days a week.

Online Resources are available for advice on dealing with stressful situations and how to speak with children.

There is a 24-hour family violence information line at 310-1818 for anonymous help in over 170 languages, and One Line for Alberta for Sexual Violence is available at 1-866-403- 8000, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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