By Stan Ashbee
Many residents will have heard about the new mandatory health measures announced last week by the Government of Alberta.
According to the Town of Taber, these measures are aimed to help stop the strain on the province’s health care system. “We need everyone’s help to make sure our health care system is not overloaded, and so all people needing medical attention can get the services they need, when they need them. Please do your part,” it was stated on the town’s Facebook page last week.
The M.D. of Taber region is considered a high-case region, according to the media release post. Mandatory restrictions on businesses, indoor gatherings (prohibited) and outdoor gatherings (no more than five people), places of worship, and workplaces have all been enacted. Violators can be subject to a $2,000 fine or prosecution. See the mandatory restrictions at http://www.alberta.ca/stopthespike.
“Our indoor recreation facilities will be closed until further notice, as of May 9. If you have questions about any recreation facilities, please contact our Aquafun Centre at 403-223-5544 during business hours,” it was added.
Support and guidance for businesses (Alberta BizConnect): https://www.alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx
Federal support for businesses and self-employed individuals: https://www.canada.ca/…/dep…/economic-response-plan
Mental health supports (please reach out: it’s OK not to be OK): https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/page16759.aspx
Vaccine information: http://www.alberta.ca/vaccine (new vaccine eligibility has been announced for the general public)
It was also stated in the town’s Facebook media release online, this information is being provided — as a public service to Taber citizens.
“While the Town of Taber welcomes a diversity of perspectives, we do not tolerate conspiracy theories that conflict with the advice of Alberta’s chief medical officer of health.” it was stated.