Mayor gives praise to community COVID-19 response

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March 30, 2020
For immediate release
 

Mayor gives praise to community COVID-19 response

Cold Lake, AB – With the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19 in Alberta, the City of Cold Lake is ensuring its response is in line with the province’s measured approach, based on the advice of medical experts.

Mayor Craig Copeland expressed his thanks for the community’s continued attention and support regarding recommendations.

“I think our community is doing an amazing job in response to the virus,” said Copeland. “There are so many people doing their part to keep our community running, and keeping it safe. From our medical professionals to our city staff and the people working hard under stressful circumstances to make sure essential businesses are staying open, we all have a part to play. We encourage residents to continue to stay informed and comply with the provincial recommendations, which can be found on the AHS website.”

The City of Cold Lake has taken steps to ensure that provincial guidelines are being adhered to in its workplace. This has required closing some facilities, closing others to the public as staff continue to work, and maintaining public access to others, although on a limited basis with increased measures to ensure physical distancing and proper sanitization and hygiene. Measures to ensure the continuity of staffing of essential services, such as the water treatment plant, have been in place and will continue as required. 

The City of Cold Lake administration continues to participate in the Cold Lake COVID-19 Task Force. This ensures an open line of communication between the municipality and Alberta Health Services, which is leading the provincial response. The City of Cold Lake continues to support AHS in its response.

Mayor Copeland added that he is especially thankful to those on the front lines every day.

“Of course, this situation continues to evolve and remains very fluid, but our community deserves an early congratulations based a reasonable, measured response that is in line with the province’s expectations,” he said. “People have been compassionate towards others who need help – there are great examples of people reaching out to those in need, all while respecting the guidelines that the province has put in place.”

More information on provincial guidelines along with the latest COVID-19 news can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca. Information on the city’s response can be found at its website: www.coldlake.com.

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Monday, March 30, 2020