28 April 2020 – Operational and outbreak standards for residential addiction treatment services facilities

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Guidance
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: Alberta
Lead People/Agency: Chief Medical Officer of Health

Overview: Order 13-2020 – This intervention provides updated operational and outbreak standards for provider’s of residential addiction treatment services. These standards aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, while ensuring that people have access to addiction treatment services.
Full details here: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/2410b30f-2146-40b1-9a9f-a9010c702b0a/resource/41db09c6-612f-4363-89ea-b6e814dfcb30/download/health-cmoh-record-of-decision-cmoh-13-2020.pdf

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: The Chief Medical Officer of Health determined that this action was necessary to reduce the impact of the public health emergency because these activities are perceived to be associated with an increased risk of transmission of COVID-19 (as an infectious disease).