Two Covid cases arise at Consort Lodge

Written by Terri Huxley

COVID-19 has reached Consort after the Acadia Foundation confirmed on Nov. 21 that two residents had tested positive for the virus.

The Foundation shared that ‘both residents are currently medically stable’ and that the Centre for Disease Control is working with lodge staff to ensure the safety of residents, staff and the rest of the community.

Symptoms arose on Nov. 18 and then were given their test results back on Nov. 20.

“Residents must remain in their rooms until we receive their test results. Asymptomatic staff can go on with their daily life,” stated a release from Acadia Foundation.

“We remain hopeful and we are very appreciative of all the help we got from Alberta Health Services and the village and our staff has been amazing,” added Sandy Kelts, Chief Administrative Officer for the Acadia Foundation.

Acadia Foundation looks after lodges in Consort, Oyen and Hanna.

No other cases have been identified at any other lodges they look after.

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.