03 April 2020 – Overview to identify possible COVID-19 outbreak in health care facilities

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: Alberta
Lead People/Agency: Officer of the Assistant Deputy Minister, Community and Social Services

Overview: This intervention clarifies that Order 08-2020 which provides an overview of what constitutes as suspected, probable or confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in health facilities, includes disability services group homes with 4 or more people. This intervention is targeted at Community and Social Service providers to protect individuals with pre-existing health conditions who may be at an increased risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms.
Full details here: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/a9057b75-6c57-4bd4-bd3a-387f38ca0c9c/resource/595f0371-d587-4f38-8472-ffae6918350a/download/css-disability-services-message-covid-19-2020-04-03.pdf

Type of Justification: No justification given