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Hinshaw said a staff member at the Gray Nuns Community Hospital tested positive over the weekend and worked in a unit caring for three people. She said the staff member was infected in the community, not at the hospital. Covenant Health has taken steps to mitigate the possible spread by closing the unit to patient transfers and discharges, limiting visits to exceptional circumstances only, and performing improved cleaning.
Hinshaw said the province is working closely with the city as cases continue to climb and no further action is needed at this time.
Kris Berezanski, senior communications advisor for the City of Edmonton, said in an email that a team of city employees had been formed to examine potential responses involving different business lines, service facilities, programs and staffing needs if the number of active cases increases significantly. .
“We also continue to educate Edmontonians about the various health measures they should take to protect themselves and those around them,” he said. “The city calls on residents to continue to be diligent and follow all public health guidelines, including good hand hygiene, adherence to collection restrictions, and wearing a face mask or face mask. ”
Earlier today, Mayor Don Iveson tweeted that he was “concerned and disappointed” with the rise of COVID-19 in the city.
“We are contacting (Alberta Health Services) to get more details on this increase in cases so that we can help protect the communities most at risk and send guidelines on public health and safety,” he said. he tweeted.