COVID-19 case in Coronation

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Written by Terri Huxley

Rumours about a case of COVID-19 entering the community of Coronation has proven truthful after confirmation was made on Mon. Oct. 5.

In an exclusive statement to the ECA Review, Alberta Health Services (AHS) stated “One positive COVID-19 case in a member of the healthcare team at the Coronation Hospital & Care Centre. There are no cases in any residents.”

It is said that normal operations resumed as of 3 p.m. Sun. Oct. 4 after visitor restrictions were temporarily implemented in Supportive Living.

Normal operations resumed following discussions with the Medical Officer of Health, Workplace Health and Safety and Infection Prevention and Control.

“We are confident there is no increased risk of transmission posed to residents, staff or visitors at this time.”

Additional measures previously implemented, including quarantining residents deemed at highest risk of exposure and restricting visitors, have been lifted.

Recreational activities are resuming, with appropriate precautions in place as before.

When asked what is being done to prevent a potential spread of the virus, it was noted staff and visitors will continue to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and required to wear masks before admittance to the facility.

“We will continue to monitor residents and staff regularly to ensure that, if necessary, precautions can be reinstated in the event of illness.”


Terri Huxley

ECA Review

About the author

Terri Huxley

Terri grew up on a grain farm near Drumheller, Alberta with an eye for the beautiful and uncharted. Living in such a unique and diverse area has helped her become the photographer and reporter she is today.

Coming from the East Central region getting this newspaper on her dinner table growing up, it helped her understand the community she now serves.

In May 2019, Terri was awarded Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) Canada's Energy Citizens Photographic Awards Sports Action – First Place as well as first for the same sports action image nationally with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA). Fast forward to 2020, she has won second in the same category for the AWNA.