STOP COVID-19 IN JASPER

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BE THE REASON JASPER STOPS COVID-19

We’re all growing tired of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have been in place for the last nine months. But now is not the time to let our guard down; we all need to take precautions to stop the spread. Jasper is a close-knit community where the virus has shown to spread very fast.

Let’s work together to ensure we have a winter season, including skiing or snowboarding at Marmot Basin, hiking on our local trails, ice skating on one of our beautiful lakes and so many other amazing things Jasper has to offer.

During this critical time, please take steps to stay healthy and support your local businesses where possible by using curbside pickup, delivery and contactless options.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community, avoid quarantine and continue to enjoy Jasper’s great outdoors by following public health guidelines and taking preventative measures:

  • Currently, no indoor or outdoor social gatherings are allowed (applies to private homes, public spaces or workplaces).
  • All close contacts are limited to household members only.
  • People who live alone can see the same two non-household contacts for the duration of the restriction – if the close contacts do not live alone, you cannot visit with them at their home.
  • This does not apply to service visits from caregivers, health or child care providers, and co-parenting arrangements.
  • All out-of-town travel is discouraged at this time. Out-of-town visitors cannot stay in other people's homes while these restrictions are in place, regardless of where they are coming from.
  • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
  • Working from home is mandatory when physical presence is not required.
  • Stay home if you feel sick – this is legally required in Alberta. You MUST stay home for 10 days and should arrange testing if you have COVID symptoms.
  • Stay home for 14 days if you are notified that you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently (note that some hand sanitizers are not rated to work when cold).
  • If you violate a public health order, you may be subject to a $1,000 fine. Additionally, you can be prosecuted for up to $100,000 for a first offense.

NEED A TEST?

To book a COVID-19 test or to take the online assessment to see if you should book a test; visit the Alberta Health Services website.

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE

  • Call the physicians at the Cottage Medical Clinic at 780-852-4885 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm) for a virtual visit.
  • After hours, please call the Seton Health Centre at 780-852-3344 to discuss your case with the on-call emergency doctor.
  • Since AHS is no longer able to contact trace all new cases, COVID-19 positive residents are being asked to notify their contacts. Jasper Physicians are able to assist in contact tracing as well as help with monitoring of symptoms.
  • If you feel you are having an emergency, please call 911 and identify yourself as a "COVID-19 positive patient."

ARE YOU IN ISOLATION?

If you are in isolation with COVID-19 or if you are quarantining after being in close contact with someone who tested positive, there are local supports available to ensure you have access to the resources and services that you require, including access to alternative housing.

To access alternative housing, apply for government supports or learn about resources and supports, contact Community Outreach Services (COS).

COS provides confidential, non-judgmental support services Monday to Friday 9am-4:30pm. You can reach an Outreach Worker at 780-852-2100.

If you need someone to talk to on the weekend or after hours, there are many resources available.

  • If it's an emergency, call 911.
  • Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642
  • Distress Line: 780-482-4357
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
  • Children's Mental Health Crisis Team: 780-427-4491
  • Family Violence Info Line: 780-310-1818