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Posted on: March 13, 2020

TOWN IMPLEMENTS PROACTIVE RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Cochranes Response to COVID-19

The Town of Cochrane is working proactively to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Cochrane and to protect the community and Town staff.

The Town has enacted the Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) which allows officials to take proactive measures to help protect the community and Town staff and to coordinate responses and communications.

“The current health and safety concerns around COVID-19 are creating a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety for everyone,” said Mayor Jeff Genung. “The health and well-being of the community is our top priority. We are being intentionally cautious, and I want to thank residents, businesses and Town staff for their continued cooperation and diligence during this dynamic time.”

The Town of Cochrane is following the recommendations made by Alberta Health Services and is coordinating activity with our regional emergency management agencies.

The Town is following recommended disinfecting and hand-washing protocols at all Town facilities and recommending staff do so at home. Town staff have been asked to limit travel; scheduled meetings and Town scheduled events are being re-evaluated. Provisions are being considered for some staff to work from home. The public is asked not to enter Town buildings if they feel unwell and to follow Alberta Health protocols.

The risk level in Cochrane remains low and day-to-day Town operations are running as usual.

A Town staff member is following recommended measures after the presentation of potential COVID-19 related symptoms. The staff member self-identified, has voluntarily self-isolated, reported their symptoms to Alberta HealthLink 811 and is awaiting further direction on testing.

The Town is posting updates on cochrane.ca/Covid-19 as the situation evolves.

Other important links for updates, guidelines for self-isolation and prevention measures:

alberta.ca/COVID19
Alberta Health Services
Health Canada 

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