Social distancing helps to slow the rate a disease spreads, and the sooner it’s started, the better for everyone. Our healthcare system won’t be overwhelmed if we spread the growth out over a longer period of time, and many more people then can recieve care in order to recover.
Because our events are non-essential but also in very public places, we will be cancelling them for the rest of the month (and we will review after that time – we may possibly be postponing the AGM by a month as well) so we can help to “flatten the curve”. Events hosted by the Secular Humanists and Westwood Unitarian will be updated if we hear from them. For right now we are cancelling SEA hosted events.
This may seem like a hasty decision to some, seeing as only large events have been cancelled in our province so far, but with many cases still waiting for test results it’s a time of uncertainty as to how many actual cases there are here right now. We have a few members who fall into some higher risk categories, so taking a few weeks off of some social events seems like one small thing we can do to help protect them, and our larger community as a whole.
For advice if you have flu like symptoms and think you may have been exposed, call 811. Call volumes are high, but trying at midnight has been a suggestion.
Updated information on the Alberta Government Health Page is HERE
Canada Health advice for travel and other Covid-19 information (although it seems to be a day late in updating numbers) can be found HERE