Beaver County COVID-19 Update

Beaver County COVID-19 Update

BESC is aware of the recent spike in cases of Covid in the Beaver County region. We strongly recommend calm in riding out this elevation of the numbers, as the Province of Alberta is also experiencing a similar situation.

We are monitoring the situation closely and listening to our partner municipalities and Directors of Emergency Management in the region. The overwhelming message is to follow current Alberta Health Services guidelines, practice physical distancing and when appropriate wear a mask. Masks are available at Tim Hortons, A&W, McDonalds and other AHS designated locations including retail outlets. It would be helpful to call first and reserve your order.

Alberta Health Services has assured us that all the cases, both the ones in the past, and now the most recent ones, are from known sources, and everyone involved is cooperating with Alberta Health Services to prevent further spread.  The general population in the Beaver County Region is at low risk.

This increase was anticipated and shows the conditions that existed up to about a week ago, although heading into the upcoming long weekend it is important that we stay vigilant to reduce the cases and protect the vulnerable. Together we can mitigate this temporary outbreak. Please follow the Covid Links on our website at  www.besc.ca or for further information call our office 780-336-3041

 

Emergency Phone Numbers

Police, Fire, Ambulance - Call 911

Seven Things to Tell the Operator When You Need Help:

  1. Who you need - Police, Fire or Ambulance
  2. Where you need the help (your address - legal land description- rural address)
  3. A phone number they can call you on in case of disconnection
  4. What is happening now
  5. How did it happen
  6. When did it happen
  7. Your name

Helpful Hints:

  • Teach everyone in your family how to make emergency calls.
  • If you accidentally call 911, stay on the line so the operator knows that help is not needed; otherwise, the operator will notify the Police to investigate.

Have the following information by your phone:

  • The 911 number
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • Directions to your home from the Police Station and Fire Hall

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Poison Centre: 1-800-332-1414
  • Weather Information: (780) 875-7709
  • Emergency Management Alberta: Toll free 310-0000 THEN 780-422-9000
  • Environmental Accidents: 1-800-222-6514
  • Natural Gas (ATCO) Concerns: 1-800-511-3447
  • Power (FORTIS) Concerns: 310-9473
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