The first official case of COVID-19 has been announced by the Government of Alberta for the hamlet of Lac La Biche.
There is currently one active case of COVID-19 in the area, and there are no known details about age, gender, or where the person has been in the past fourteen days. This is why Lac La Biche Mayor, Omer Moghrabi, wants everyone to continue to follow the COVID-19 protocols so Lac La Biche doesn’t get an upsurge in cases.
“I just want to urge people to take this seriously. Continue to wash your hands regularly, don’t touch your face, keep a safe two-metre distance apart, and limit physical trips to stores,” said Moghrabi.
“Make sure to isolate for a period of fourteen days if you think you might have the flu or a cold.”
Lac La Biche has been able to hold off on any COVID-19 cases for months as the pandemic made its way into surrounding cities. Moghrabi wants the public to know that now is the time to adapt to the COVID-19 protocols if anyone hasn’t already. Residents are asked to wear a mask when in public places, frequently use hand-sanitizer when out, and only go to the stores for essentials.
“I don’t want anyone to panic, but this is when we need to be vigilant,” said Moghrabi.
For people experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, call the Health Link at 811, to get advice and/or to get tested for COVID-19.