Recognizing that Alberta Health had previously released data confirming two erroneous cases in the City of Brooks, we can confidently release information that three cases of COVID-19 have been identified and confirmed locally.
We have been assured that Alberta Heath Services (AHS) is working to determine how the transmittals occurred in these instances and they have directly contacted individuals who are considered to be a close contact, or what is considered to be a person who may have been exposed to the positive COVID-19 cases. Only individuals contacted directly by AHS are considered to be a close contact. If you are not contacted directly by AHS, you are not considered exposed.
The City of Brooks, along with AHS and the Government of Alberta, is committed to providing timely information and it is important that we are open and honest.
Again, we remind residents that it is crucial we all continue to stay home, practice social distancing, self-isolate and practice good hygiene; wash hands often, cover coughs and sneezes and avoid touching your face. Monitor symptoms such as a cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing. If you think you may have COVID-19, take the self-assessment test at Myhealth.Albetrta.ca and follow instructions. Do not go to the emergency room unless you have severe symptoms.
The City of Brooks will continue to take direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Province of Alberta on this issue. We want to assure you that we have a team of people working to ensure the continued safety and wellness of our community.
We continue to ask that you do your part and slow the spread as much as possible so that our health community has a chance to treat everyone.
Visit Brooks.ca for more information about local COVID-19 support and programs.
Information for Albertans about COVID-19 can be found a Alberta.ca/covid-19