COVID-19 is a serious health threat and the situation is evolving daily. All health and safety decisions are based on guidelines from Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. We continue to monitor the provided guidelines and make adjustments towards our activities as needed.
The most up to date COVID-19 related guidelines for our activities will be sent out to our participants closer to our program start dates. This will ensure that our participants have the most up to date and accurate information.
Here are some tips to help you take care of yourself and others:
- Be an introvert. Avoid large group gatherings.
- Utilize the outdoors. Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, either alone or with someone from your household.
- Do your laundry. Now is a good time to throw that gym bag of stinky gear into the machine. Wear clean clothes on every outing. Don’t wear unwashed clothes twice.
- Be distantly friendly! Practise social distancing, which involves limiting the number of people you come into contact with. Greet others with a wave and a hi. If you are close enough to touch – you are too close!
- Wear a mask in public.
- Create a Cohort Family! If/when cohorts are allowed, cohorts are small groups of people whose members do not always keep 2 metres apart. This is an agreement to maintain physical distancing from everyone else. Check the guidelines for up to date information: https://www.alberta.ca/prevent-the-spread.aspx
For other preventative measures besides social distancing, see below for Canada’s public health reminders:
- Stay home if you are feeling unwell. You can do a self-examination at alberta.ca.
- Self isolate if you have recently returned from travel. No exceptions.
- Wash your hands. Touch is the most common cause of transmission.
- Cough, blow your nose, or sneeze away from others. Water droplets can transmit the virus up to six feet (2 metres) away.
- Don’t travel if you don’t have to. We know that the virus has spread worldwide because of one thing: travel. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Let’s do our part to flatten the pandemic curve. And don’t forget to thank a front line essential worker. They are on the front lines of this global crisis, putting their own health at risk every day for the greater good.
How to flatten the curve: https://www.macleans.ca/society/health/this-coronavirus-chart-shows-canada-is-not-flattening-the-curve-at-least-not-yet/?fbclid=IwAR0skMzMlMIipng4r5NEg9SGdfJsJpb1QZMH7vaG9gU84qiSrP-10kXvRC8
Emergency Preparedness public health response diagram: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/emergency-preparedness/public-health-response-plan-biological-events.html
Health Canada’s advice on COVID-19: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
Alberta Health Services self-assessment tool for coronavirus: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx
Government of Alberta COVID-19 resources: https://www.alberta.ca/prevent-the-spread.aspx
THANK YOU: Sheryl Savard, founder of Edmonton Trail Runners for allowing us to utilize and modify this information. (www.edmontontrailrunners.com)