Posted on: April 3, 2020

There is alot of information out there right now about the pandemic.

We will be updating THIS post on a regular basis…check here if you want updated information, resources, to help you through this time

DAILY UPDATES
Please take the time to look at the different posts we have done for you on our WHAT”S NEW page.  We have found some positive, engaging facebook pages and websites for you to visit.  We know there is lots of negative information out there right now.  This is a way for you to be online and be looking at things that are much more fun to look and read about!

I look forward to connecting with you. Stay Healthy, Stay Safe, Stay Positive! Trust the Process! 

Haidong Liang
Executive Director,
Westend Seniors Activity Centre

 

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICE & CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER UPDATES

 

Here is a summary of April 2nd Message:

  • CLICK HERE to read the entire message from the Chief Medical Officer
  • 174 people have now recovered. That is 32 more than yesterday.
  • we conducted more than 4000 tests in the last 24 hours, as our lab continues to work at maximum capacity.
  • COVID-19 is spread by close contact, which means everyone one of us must do our part in breaking the chain of transmission and keeping ourselves and each other safe.
  • This virus has shown how much our individual actions—no matter how small—can impact the lives of others and the tragic consequences that can result.

Mandatory Isolation 

  • Following the public health guidance will save lives. Those of you on home isolation, thank you for doing your part. Those of you who chose to stay home and away from others because you had a mild illness, thank you for doing the right thing.
  • If you are quarantined because you recently came back from outside the country, or you if you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID, you must remain on your own property, rented or owned. You are only permitted to go outdoors on your deck, in your back yard or on a balcony. Under no circumstance should you leave your property during the 14 days of self-isolation.
  • Staying inside can save lives.
  • This is also not the time for people to go out to their summer cottages or seasonal villages to self-isolate. Services and supports are limited in these communities. Please stay in your own home, and away from others, if you are feeling unwell.
  • While Albertans must practice physical distancing, it is important to remain socially connected. Text or call an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. Video chat with a family member or loved one.

Advice to stay healthy

  • I want to reiterate my call to please stay home if you are sick. Always wash your hands regularly, for at least 20 seconds throughout the day, with soap and warm water. Practice physical distancing in every possible facet of your lives.
  • limit sharing of open food, even between family members.
  • Don’t share snacks, like a family popcorn bowl, open candy, nuts or other snacks like this.
  • Don’t share cups, drinks or utensils, and have one person as the designated person to serve all others so that a serving utensil is handled by only one person.
  • Wash your hands, disinfect surfaces often, include this in your daily household routine and make it part of the new normal for your children also.
  • Families may need to find creative ways to keep children occupied. One suggestion is to partner with a “cohort” family, where both families agree to isolate from everyone else and to focus on supporting each other.

Keep social distancing

  • We must maintain social-distancing practices – even when we are together with family.
  • Now is not the time to visit grandparents for Sunday dinner.
  • Now is not the time to host or attend a potluck with friends.
  • Now is not the time to plan for a family reunion.
  • This is the time to stay home and work together to limit the spread.

Mental Wellness

  • It’s important to remember that we are all in this together. Now, more than ever, we need to take care of each other…this means now, more than ever, keeping a physical distance…and now more than ever finding creative ways to maintain our bonds and stay socially connected.
  • Albertans can text COVID 19 Hope to 393939 to subscribe. In return, they’ll receive daily text messages on healthy thinking or actions to help manage their mood.

 

  • ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES WEBSITE – CLICK HERE to see information such as:
  • Latest news from the government
  • Postponed scheduled and elective surgeries
  • Public health restrictions (mass gatherings & Schools)
  • What Should I Do If I Think I Have COVID-19?
  • Information about About COVID-19
  • The risk of exposure in Alberta
  • How to prepare and Create a household plan of action
  • Information on self-isolation
  • Information for travellers
  • Tips to protect you and your family against all respiratory illnesses, including flu and COVID-19,
  • Symptoms for COVID-19
  • Resources
    • Help in tough times – resources and contact information for agencies that can help
    • cleaning guidelines
  • TRAVEL ADVISORIES
     CLICK HERE TO STAY UP TO DATE AND READ THEIR FULL ADVISORIES:
  • COVID-19 ONLINE SCREENING (SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL)
  • CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE SELF ASSESSMENT

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