Hinshaw introduces ‘voluntary measures’ in Edmonton zone as Alberta adds 364 cases

EDMONTON — The chief medical officer of health implemented voluntary measures in the Edmonton zone surrounding size gatherings, cohorts and masks on Thursday as cases of COVID-19 grow at a fast rate.

Alberta reported 364 cases of the coronavirus Thursday, increasing active infections in the Edmonton zone to 1,251.

As a result, Dr. Deena Hinshaw introduced three voluntary measures in an attempt to curb the spread of the disease.

FAMILY AND PRIVATE GATHERINGS

Hinshaw encouraged Edmontonians to keep family and private gatherings to no more than 15 people. This doesn’t include schools or events where organizers have health guidelines in place to reduce the risk of spread.

MASKS IN INDOOR WORK SETTINGS

People who work indoors are encouraged to wear masks unless they are alone in an office, cubicle or are divided by barriers.

HAVE FEWER COHORTS

She also asked people in the capital region to keep their cohorts at three: household, school, and no more than one social, sport or other group.

“These measures are voluntary because we still have sufficient hospital beds and capacity to meet the current needs in Edmonton,” Hinshaw said.

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