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RMWB continues preparedness and prevention initiatives for COVID-19

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo continues to work daily with local, provincial, and national authorities to monitor COVID-19. According to Alberta Health Services (AHS), the risk for Albertans is still considered low at this time.

“The health and safety of RMWB residents and staff are at the forefront of our response to the COVID19 pandemic,” says RMWB CAO Annette Antoniak. “The RMWB is part of the province-wide response led by Alberta’s public health officials and we are an active participant through the Alberta Emergency Management Agency, while taking proactive steps to manage the provision of essential services and operate public facilities within our region.”

RMWB prevention includes:

  • Reminding both members of the public and staff to stay at home if they are feeling sick
  • Amplifying official messaging provided by AHS
  • Increasing cleaning protocols at all municipal facilities
  • Posting signage at all facilities regarding proper hand washing and sanitation processes

RMWB preparedness includes:

  • Reviewing Business Continuity plans that relate to core services, such as water, sewers and Regional Emergency Services
  • Ensuring business-critical staff have the right tools should they need to work remotely
  • Responding to questions from the public and staff, and re-directing to AHS as required
  • Working closely with Alberta Emergency Management Provincial Operations Centre

A recent update from RMWB Director of Emergency Management, Scott Davis can be found here.

Alberta Health Services remains the trusted authority on COVID-19 and residents are encouraged to visit www.alberta.ca/covid19

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