Lacombe reaches 10 active COVID-19 cases: City being monitored by the province

Lacombe City Council is considering a mandatory mask bylaw, but will not implement it just yet

COVID-19. (File Photo)

COVID-19. (File Photo)

Alberta Health announced on Oct. 13, the City of Lacombe has reached a total of 10 active COVID-19 cases. A watch status is classified by having at least 10 active cases and more than 50 active cases per 100,000 people according to Alberta Health.

The City of Lacombe’s Chief Administrative Officer Matthew Goudy recommends residents continue to follow the public health measures set out by the province to help prevent the spread.

“Right now there is no widespread community risk but we are asking residents to stay vigilant and adhere to the provincial health guidelines,” said Goudy.

The municipality was not aware if the new cases were symptomatic or asymptomatic and as far as they know there are no hospitalizations.

Goudy also said council discussed the idea of a mandatory mask bylaw but as of now they won’t be implementing one. The plan is to keep an eye on the numbers and monitor what way the cases are trending and then reassess.

The City of Lacombe is asking residents to continue social distancing, washing their hands and wearing masks when keeping distance from those outside their cohort isn’t possible.

At the time of publication Alberta has 2,615 active cases across the province with 105 of those in Central Alberta.

For more information, visit the Alberta Health COVID-19 website.