The well-being of our staff, members and community partners is of the utmost importance and for this reason we will be implementing a number of new temporary policies and procedures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The situation with COVID-19 is evolving rapidly with new developments each day. Although the risk remains relatively low in Alberta, our primary operational focus is to reduce unnecessary risk of exposure to the illness for vulnerable individuals in our community.
Novel coronaviruses, like COVID-19, are new strains of the virus that have not been previously identified in humans. This means people have no immunity against it and there is no specific vaccine or treatment. In some ways, COVID-19 is similar to influenza (also known as the flu). They both cause respiratory disease in people who get sick and are spread by small droplets from the nose and mouth but are NOT spread through the air over long distances. However, there are some key differences between COVID-19 and the flu: COVID-19 does not appear to transmit as efficiently as influenza as only those with symptoms seem to spread the disease, controlling spread is possible when people with symptoms are isolated. COVID-19 causes severe disease and mortality in more cases than the flu. On average there is about 1-2 deaths per 100 people infected with COVID-19, compared to 1 death in every 1,000 people with the flu. Because COVID-19 can cause such a serious illness, it is critical to keep it from spreading by having people with a cough or fever stay home and away from others in order to protect vulnerable community members like seniors or those with compromised immune systems. With no vaccine or other treatment – we are each other’s best defense.
My team will be working from home and our event calendar has been postponed for the foreseeable future. Please be assured that whilst we may not be available face to face; myself and my team are available via email and telephone. Please do not hesitate to contact me at
or 780 963 4545 – 587 921 8558. Our office hours remain Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
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Thank you and please do not hesitate to contact us,