Welcome to CPREM!

Please follow the links below for the latest COVID-19 updates

Chief medical officer of health daily reports

Daily updates from the Chief medical officer of health can be found (both video and transcripts on the Alberta Government website. They are also published, along with any other public health or emergency announcements on the CPREM Facebook page.

Other Useful Links:

Hiring Support for COVID-19 Testing & Contact Tracing

Cases in Alberta & Canada | COVID-19 Alberta Statistics

Resources for AHS Staff & Health Professionals

ABTraceTogether (Mobile App)

Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy

COVID-19 Testing

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New measures at a glance

Unless otherwise stated, the following mandatory restrictions come into effect Nov. 24 and will be in place for at least three weeks.

(Click on the link below for the new measures)

https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3bGK2QlD2od7DL7rQqRgc6vXOkRQvu7Kwf0NLBufmfcdb2PJ_Ud1WwriQ

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Central Peace Numbers Down

As of November 25, 2020 – Two Active Cases

  • Birch Hills County: Six cases (one active, five recovered)
  • M.D. of Spirit River: 29 cases (one active, 28 recovered)
  • Saddle Hills County: Eight cases (All recovered)

Chief medical officer of health daily reports

Central Peace Numbers Up

As of November 24, 2020 – Six Active Cases

  • Birch Hills County: Six cases (one active, five recovered)
  • M.D. of Spirit River: 29 cases (one active, 28 recovered)
  • Saddle Hills County: Eight cases (four active, four recovered)

Chief medical officer of health daily reports

Daily updates from the Chief medical officer of health can be found (both video and transcripts on the Alberta Government website. They are also published, along with any other public health or emergency announcements on the CPREM Facebook page.

From the National Fire Protection Association

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly.

Picking the tree

• Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

Placing the tree

• Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2” from the base of the trunk.

• Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.

• Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.

• Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.

Lighting the tree

• Use lights that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.

• Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.

• Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.

• Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.

After Christmas

Get rid of the tree after Christmas or when it is dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.

Check with your local community to find a recycling program.

Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.

FACTS

• More than one of every four home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems.

• Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. • A heat source too close to the tree causes one in every four of the fires.

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Central Peace Numbers Up

As of November 22, 2020

• Birch Hills County: Five cases (all recovered)

• M.D. of Spirit River: 29 cases (one active, 28 recovered)

• Saddle Hills County: Eight cases (four active, four recovered)

For the fourth straight day, Alberta recorded a record of 1,584 new cases of COVID-19 for November 21. There are now 12,195 active cases in the province.

Central Peace Numbers Unchanged

As of November 19, 2020

Central Peace Numbers Up

As of November 13, 2020

  • Birch Hills County: Five cases (all recovered)
  • M.D. of Spirit River: 28 cases (all recovered)
  • Saddle Hills County: Eight cases (four active, four recovered)

Daily updates from the Chief medical officer of health can be found (both video and transcripts on the Alberta Government website. They are also published, along with any other public health or emergency announcements on the CPREM Facebook page.

Interactive Regional Status Map

The Alberta Government’s Interactive map tracing the daily changes public health measures and guidelines in regions across Alberta is available online here.

Physical Distancing

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AHS RESOURCES

ABTraceTogether

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with the ABTraceTogether mobile app.

Prevent the Spread

All Albertans MUST take personal steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Protect your loved ones by practicing physical distancing.

How to Self-Isolate

Travellers, close contacts of confirmed cases and anyone with symptoms is legally required to self-isolate.

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Masks for Albertans

Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it’s difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times.

More information on use of masks.

PLAYGROUNDS ARE OPEN With Restrictions

With the Alberta Government’s decision to move to Stage 2 in its COVID-19 Re-Launch Strategy, Central Peace Regional Emergency Management (CPREM) is opening playgrounds throughout the Central Peace

Please be aware:

It is the parent’s  or guardian’s responsibility to clean and disinfect the equipment before and after use.

COVID-19 Preventative measures are still in effect

– Practice Social/Physical Distancing

Limited Number of Children/Adults using the playground at any one time

– Use of hand sanitizer before and after use

Thank you for helping to protect children and adults using our playgrounds

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Emergencies can happen anytime

Make a plan. Create a kit. Stay informed.

There are various ways to stay informed of emergencies in the Central Peace and around Alberta.

These include:

  1. Alberta Emergency Alerts are issued to provide you with critical information about an immediate emergency, where it is occurring, and what actions you nee to take. Alerts are distributed in various ways, including: radio, television, social media, RSS feed, and the Alberta Emergency Alert App. Download the app to stay informed through your mobile device.
  2. Wireless alerting is another tool to receive emergency alerts. Wireless public alerts are issued to cell phones within a defined geographic area. These alerts are only issued for threat-to-life situations. You can learn more at alertready.ca, and check if your phone is compatible to receive wireless alerts.  Sign-up is not required as all cell-phones are automatically registered.
  3. Municipal sources: Be careful of the authenticity of some of the information that is being shared. It is best to use trusted municipal sources for local information

4. Other Trusted Sources

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Masks During COVID-19

Wearing Masks During COVID-19

For a complete explanation for the safe use of masks during COVID-19 please click here.

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COVID-19 Food and Pharmacy Community Care Program

To Apply Click Here.

Prior to applying please read the information below:

Description

The G5 municipalities and Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) have joined forces to provide assistance to those within the Central Peace region who are isolated or at risk. The program is designed to ensure residents in the Central Peace have continued access to essential items like groceries and medications.

While all five communities have advised residents to support family, friends and neighbours who may be isolated, unable to get town, or at risk, residents who have no other supports available, and are in urgent need of groceries, medication or essential goods are urged to make use of this program.

Who Is Included?

This includes those who are unable to visit stores and pharmacies because of self-isolation requirements, as directed by Alberta Health Services.

Areas covered include: Birch Hills County, MD of Spirit River 133, Town of Spirit River, Saddle Hills County and the Village of Rycroft.

How Do I Apply?

To apply please click on the link at the top of the page. Residents may also call their municipal office to get a hard copy sent to them by mail or a fillable pdf by email..

Once a request is made, individuals will receive a call back from a program assessor within 24-hours of making their online or phone request. If the request is approved, once you have ordered and arranged payment, a driver will deliver the goods.

Payment

The client or client’s family will be responsible to phone ahead and order the supplies as well as making payment arrangements with the Spirit River IGA and Rexall Drugs in Spirit River. There is a form attached to the application to apply to Rexall drugs for prepayment arrangements. Please call Rhonda or Randall at 780-864-4096 to make payments arrangements for your grocery purchases.

Municipal staff will be utilized as delivery personnel. Safety precautions are in place to protect citizens and drivers. Supplies will be dropped at the client’s door, no municipal personnel will enter the clients’ homes. The program will protect the confidentiality of those who participate.

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Daily Updates

For daily updates and most recent information please visit the CPREM Facebook page.

Additional resources are available on this site at the following links:

Resources For Families

Resources For Businesses

Additional Government of Alberta Resources

If You Do Not Have A Computer – Dial 811

If you, a friend, or a loved one does not have a computer and is concerned about what to do if they are concerned about symptoms please use the 811 Healthlink number at Alberta Health for assistance.

Dispelling Myths About COVID-19

To dispel some of the myths and misinformation about COVID-19 the World Health Organization has posted a page about the virus called Myth busters.


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Phone: 780-864-3760
Fax: 780-864-3904
Toll-free: 1-888-864-3760
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