s COVID-19 Updates | Claresholm Local Press - Part 2

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.

COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (Oct. 29, 4:45 p.m.)

New symptoms list for Albertans under the age of 18 Effective Nov. 2, Alberta is removing runny nose and sore throat from the list of core symptoms requiring mandatory isolation for those under the age of 18. This includes the daily checklist used for school and child care settings. This change is only for those with no known exposure. If a child … Read more

Town urges vigilance amid increased cases

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The Town of Claresholm is urging people remain vigilant in taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus after a spike in cases in Claresholm. According to the latest data from Alberta Health on Oct. 27, there are now 15 active cases and 19 recovered cases. The Town of Claresholm … Read more