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A presumptive case of COVID-19 has been found in a High Level business, and, as a result, the business is currently following all guidelines for testing.
For privacy concerns, the business and name of the employee with the presumptive case has not been named – however, residents who may have been in contact with this individual will be contacted by AHS.
The news highlights the importance of local businesses to take COVID-19 prevention measures very seriously to avoid potential shutdowns.
“I really hope people will take this seriously and not become complacent,” said Mayor Crystal McAteer. “Our local businesses need to take this seriously.”
Town of High Level staff will be reaching out to local businesses to reinforce the importance of having COVID-19 preventative measures in place.
While the Province has been moving toward re-opening the economy, it will only be possible if COVID-19 numbers remain low. The same protocols remain in place – frequent hand washing and social distancing continue to be the most effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Provincial government has not mandated the use of masks in public, but Albertans are asked to consider voluntarily using them when indoors in public spaces.
Please watch the Town website and social media as updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
As of July 20, there are 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mackenzie County with 49 recoveries and 86 total cases. One death has had COVID-19 listed as a contributing factor.