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COVID-19: Mandatory fever checks now in place at Alberta airports for international travellers - Edmonton Journal
International travellers landing at Alberta airports must now go through mandatory temperature screening to prevent the spread of travel-related COVID-19 cases, Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday.
International travellers landing at Alberta airports must now go through mandatory temperature screening to prevent the spread of travel-related COVID-19 cases, Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday. Effective immediately, travellers flying into Edmonton and Calgary international airports from outside the country, including the U.S., will need to pass through new provincial checkpoints and provide a 14-day self-isolation plan, including how they will get home from the airport, how they will be able to purchase food and supplies, and who will be able to help them during the mandatory self-isolation period. Kenney said the move would protect the progress Alberta has made in combating the spread of the virus and prepare the province for an expected increase in travel in later phases of the relaunch plan. Albertans have made enormous sacrifices, theres been huge economic pain, some peoples lives have been turned upside down and I just dont want to see those sacrifices wasted or those gains lost by not taking every necessary precaution at the borders for international arrivals, Kenney said at the announcement.
COVID-19: Outbreak declared at Horizon Oil Sands work camp - Edmonton Journal
An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at Alberta’s Horizon Oil Sands work camp north of Fort McKay.
An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at Albertas Horizon Oil Sands work camp north of Fort McKay. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said five cases have been linked to the camp, which is operated by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. At her daily update, Albertas chief medical officer of health said 5,076 Albertans have recovered from the virus. Currently, 70 people are hospitalized with 11 in the ICU. Of the 4,072 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, only 62 cases of COVID-19 were recorded. Before Hinshaws update, Premier Jason Kenney announced the province will proceed with phase one of the relaunch plan Thursday with some exceptions in Calgary and Brooks. More to come