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Wednesday , 3 March 2021

COVID-19

St. Paul Co-op Pharmacy closed after COVID-19 case

The pharmacy at the St. Paul food store is closed after a an employee tested positive for COVID-19 according to General Manager for Cornerstone Co-op Graham Getz. “We worked with AHS contact tracers to reach out to all team members who may have been in close contact,” said Getz. According …

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Outbreak at Vermilion Valley Lodge officially over

Alberta Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro declared the Covid-19 outbreak at Vermilion Valley Lodge over today. “Of the eight total cases (three residents and five staff), all have made a full recovery,” said recreation director, Brittany Lysons. For perspective on nearby living quarters, the Vermilion Valley Lodge has 84 rooms …

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Lac La Biche and Cold Lake both report COVID-19 deaths

Active and total case counts continue to rise across the Lakeland with St. Paul and Lac La Biche both seeing increases to both the active and total number of cases in their regions. Lac La Biche and Cold Lake also each reported one death from COVID-19. Lac La Biche has …

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Two more weeks of restrictions: Kenney

In-person schooling will resume on Jan. 11 as planned, but the restrictions on social gatherings and businesses imposed before Christmas will remain in place for at least another two weeks according to Premier Jason Kenney on Jan. 7. “The decision to resuming in-class learning on January 11 is based on …

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No new cases at Sunnyside; visitors by appointment only

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 linked to St. Paul’s Sunnyside Manor since Dec. 26. According to M.D. of St. Paul Foundation CAO Brigitte Sakaluk, a hospitalized resident was confirmed to have the virus on Dec. 24. Following that, all staff and residents from the lodge were tested …

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New outbreaks in St. Paul and Cold Lake

Two new outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Lakeland were added to the provincial listing on Wednesday. St. Paul’s Sunnyside Manor and Cold Lake’s Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre are both listed as having outbreaks of the virus. Continuing care facilities reach outbreak status after two or more confirmed cases of …

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Restrictions remain in place until Jan. 12

Despite the gradual flattening of the curve of infections in recent weeks Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw continue to stress the threat COVID-19 poses to the health care system in Alberta. “To be clear, they’re still too high, we need them a …

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St. Paul Extendicare residents receive COVID-19 vaccine

Provincial Health Minister Tyler Shandro reported the province is only a few days late arriving at their target of 29,000 immunizations for COVID-19. Shandro called the goal “aggressive” and noted the speed vaccines were given was largely dependent on things outside of their control like how much vaccine was delivered …

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