Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency
Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency. New measures to protect the health care system, stop the spread, and increase vaccination rates come into effect starting September 16.
For a full list of restrictions please see the Alberta Government’s new COVID-19 Public Health Actions.
Book your free shot. It’s safe and easy.
COVID-19 vaccines help prevent you from getting infected and protect you from getting severely sick if you do get it. All vaccines are safe, effective and save lives.
Everyone born in 2009 or before (turning 12+) can get their first and second doses now. Third doses are available to some people most at risk of severe illness.
NEW: AHS clinics and pharmacies now use the same centralized online booking system. You can also book your shot by calling 811, visiting a walk-in clinic, or contacting a doctor’s office.
Book your shot today at https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx#book
COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIONS
Temporary measures are in place to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 on the health care system. Find out what you need to do.
COVID-19 transmission is increasing and hospital admissions are rising, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. Alberta is taking temporary measured steps to reduce transmission and prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed. These temporary measures come into effect September 4 at 8 am.
Vaccines are our best defence to beat COVID-19. All eligible Albertans are encouraged to get vaccinated. A one-time incentive of $100 is now available for all Albertans 18+ who receive a first or second dose between September 3 and October 14.
– Current Central Peace COVID Information –
Cases In The Central Peace
27 Active Cases In Central Peace
• Birch Hills County: 41 cases (two active, 39 recovered)
• M.D. of Spirit River: 110 cases (18 active, 91 recovered, 1 death)
• Saddle Hills County: 43 cases (seven active, 36 recovered)
Total Cases To Date: 194 Recovered: 166 Active: 27 Deaths: one
More info: https://alberta.ca/covid-19-alberta-data.aspx – updated daily
FIRE SEASON IN ALBERTA
Wildfire Danger Low
Fire season in Alberta began March 1st. Permits are required for all burning except campfires in the Forest Protection Area.
Monitor Current Fire Bans, Wildfire Status, Smoke Conditions & Weather Alerts
- Fire Ban status in Alberta can be monitored by the smart phone app “Fire Bans” app or by visiting; https://albertafirebans.ca .
- Wildfire Status in Alberta can be monitored by the (new) smart phone app “AB Wildfire Status” app or by visiting; https://wildfire.alberta.ca/wildfire-status/status-map.aspx .
- Current smoke conditions can be monitored at: https://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/current/
- Monitor Public Weather Alerts for Alberta at: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ab
- BC Wildfire Map: https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/f0ac328d88c74d07aa2ee385abe2a41b
To help protect your home from wildfire, FireSmart it:
- remove flammable items that are within 5 feet of your property
- keep roof and gutters free from debris
- prune trees and shrubs regularly
- conduct a FireSmart home assessment
Talk to your neighbors about what you can do to FireSmart your community.
Learn more about how you can FireSmart your property, your community and your industry.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- CPREM Facebook Page
- Birch Hills County
- MD of Spirit River 133
- Town of Spirit River
- Village of Rycroft
- Saddle Hills County
- Central Peace Fire & Rescue – website … Facebook
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