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Alberta declares public health emergency

Alberta declares public health emergency

Grocery stores, shopping centres, health-care facilities, airports, soup kitchens, the legislature and other essential services are not included.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer, tests negative for COVID-19

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer, tests negative for COVID-19

Hinshaw returned back to work in-person Tuesday after self-isolating
Mayor confirms COVID cases in Cochrane, Town facilities closed

Mayor confirms COVID cases in Cochrane, Town facilities closed

At this time the risk level of COVID-19 in Cochrane remains low.
COVID-19 cases rise to 74 in Alberta

COVID-19 cases rise to 74 in Alberta

"This is what our new normal looks like," said Dr. Deena Hinshaw
Update on all sporting events around Cochrane

Update on all sporting events around Cochrane

The Covid-19 virus outbreak has caused a number of local teams to be forced to end their seasons earlier while also causing Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre to close down for the foreseeable future.
Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, self-isolating

Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, self-isolating

Dr. Deena Hinshaw experiencing cold symptoms
UPDATE: Alberta government cancels K-12 classes to combat COVID-19

UPDATE: Alberta government cancels K-12 classes to combat COVID-19

Other measures include closing all licensed child care facilities, out-of-school care programs and preschool programs indefinitely; restricting mass gatherings at places of worship; cancelling post-secondary classes; and advising long-term and continuing care facilities to limit visitation to essential visitors only.
Fundraiser for Saddledome employees who will lose shifts raises over $39,000

Fundraiser for Saddledome employees who will lose shifts raises over $39,000

New guide for Alberta schools, daycares on COVID-19

New guide for Alberta schools, daycares on COVID-19

Practising good hygiene and employing preventative measures like social distancing can help prevent spread. Travel outside Canada is not recommended at this time, and anyone returning from outside of Canada should self-isolate for 14 days. 
Schools will remain open in Alberta: chief medical officer

Schools will remain open in Alberta: chief medical officer

Six new individuals tested positive for COVID-19