s COVID-19 Updates | Claresholm Local Press

Vaccine began arriving in Alberta earlier this week

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Alberta on Monday, with the immunization of health-care professionals to start today. Tyler Shandro, minister of health, made the announcement in a news conference on Monday, Dec. 14. “The news is a lot bigger and it’s a lot better (than originally anticipated),” he said. The first shipment … Read more

Mandatory masking provincewide, social gatherings prohibited

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to rise in Alberta, the provincial government has announced new measures to prevent the spread of the virus including the prohibition of all social gatherings and mandatory masking in all public spaces. On Tuesday afternoon, Premier Jason Kenney announced the measures in a news conference. “Alberta has … Read more

Health emergency declared; indoor social gatherings prohibited

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to climb, the provincial government has declared a state of public health emergency and introduced new restrictions, to prevent the spread of the virus, including a prohibition on indoor social gatherings. Premier Jason Kenney addressed the province on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 24, noting Alberta has been setting … Read more

Claresholm starts enhanced measures

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The Municipal District of Willow Creek, which includes Claresholm, has been placed in the purple zone on the Alberta Health map for enhanced measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The latest geospatial map shows there are five active cases in the Claresholm area, with 42 recovered cases. The enhanced measures according … Read more

Council says no to mandatory face coverings

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Claresholm town council has defeated a motion that would have seen face coverings become mandatory in Claresholm. Council convened a special meeting Monday night, Nov. 2, to consider making face coverings mandatory to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Jeff Jones joined the meeting via video conference to provide some health … Read more

Second COVID-19 case identified at high school

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer A second COVID-19 case has been confirmed at Willow Creek Composite High School. On Nov. 2, the Livingstone Range School Division issued a news release stating that currently, it does not appear the individual contracted the virus in school but rather was exposed to and contracted the virus outside of school. As this is … Read more

Council votes against mandatory mask bylaw

Council voted against creating a mandatory mask bylaw, but wants to strongly encourage everyone, who is able, to wear a mask to protect others. Read more about this in this week’s paper.