MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY - Alberta Health Services (AHS) has elevated Mountain View County and some urban centres within it to enhanced relaunch status as rising COVID-19 cases in the region exceeded a set threshold forcing new mandatory restrictions for the region.
Officials with Mountain View County, the Town of Carstairs and the Town of Sundre alerted residents through social media posts yesterday (Nov. 10) new mandatory restrictions are in place in their respective municipalities now that cases in the region have reached at least 10 active cases and more than 50 active cases per 100,000 population as per AHS guidelines.
• seated-audience conferences, sports and shows;
While Olds remains under open relaunch status, according to the province's relaunch status map, and further restrictions have not been put in place in that municipality, Didsbury and Cremona are included as being under enhanced status as communities smaller than 10,000 are included in the surrounding municipal district.
• Limit your cohorts to no more than three (https://www.alberta.ca/restrictions-on-gatherings.aspx): your core household, your school, and one other sport or social cohort. Young children who attend child care could be part of 4 cohorts, given that child care settings have not been a high risk for spread.
• Wear a mask in all indoor work settings (https://www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx), except when alone in a workspace like an office or cubicle where you are safely distanced from others, or an appropriate barrier is in place.
The Mountain View County region's rate of active cases per 100,000 population is 65.5.
As of the end of day on Nov. 9, the Didsbury local geographic area (includes Carstairs and south Mountain View County) has had 38 cases total since the pandemic began (11 listed as active, 27 recovered and no deaths).The Olds local geographic area (includes north Mountain View County) has had 17 cases total since pandemic began (one is listed as active, 16 recovered, and no deaths).
The Sundre local geographic area (includes west Mountain View County) has had five case total since pandemic began (four listed as active, one recovered and no deaths).