25 March 2020 – Operational protocol for all operators and service providers of health care facilities

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Environmental measures; Social and physical distancing measures; Special populations
Level of Jurisdiction: Alberta
Lead People/Agency: Chief Medical Officer of Health

Overview: Order 06-2020: All operators and service providers of a health care facility (including hospitals, nursing homes, supportive living accommodations, lodge accommodations and facilities where residential addiction treatment services are provided) must adhere to operational protocols outlined by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. The protocols centre around symptom notification and response, enhanced environmental cleaning, shared spaces, building entry and re-entry, routine practices and additional precautions, communication, and access to supplies. This intervention aims to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to vulnerable populations including individuals over the age of 60 and individuals with pre-existing health conditions who are at significant risk of severe symptoms of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/0c7093da-b77f-4a0b-ada7-848f35da0cb2/resource/a46bd855-b674-4cf9-b1f0-1093c8c4ad79/download/health-cmoh-record-fof-decision-cmoh-06-2020.pdf

Type of Justification: No justification given