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COVID-19 Update: Mandatory Masks or Face Coverings in Greenview Municipal Offices, FCSS, and the Grande Cache Tourism Information Centre

Greenview remains committed to working to provide continued services in the best interest of public health. With the health and safety of Greenview staff, Council and the general public being our top priority, Greenview will require mandatory face masks or face coverings to be worn in all municipal administrative offices, FCSS offices and the Grande Cache Tourism Information Centre until further notice.

Effective Monday, November 9, 2020, the MD of Greenview has implemented mandatory mask or face coverings at all Greenview municipal offices. Any public attending a municipal office, FCSS offices, or the Grande Cache Tourism Information Centre will be required to don a mask. Those without a mask will be provided with one to wear.

Masks should complement, not replace other preventative measures such as maintaining a physical distance of 2 metres between you and others,  practice hand hygiene, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, and stay home when sick.

*Please note that increased protocols for Greenview Recreation Centres will be announced later this week.

 

Medical First Response Dispatch Protocol Changes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the safety and protection of our Volunteer firefighters and communities throughout the MD of Greenview remains of the utmost importance and priority. Greenview Fire-Rescue Services provides medical response through the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Medical First Response program (MFR).  As an example if there is a emergency medical incident within the MD of Greenview the most appropriate Fire Station is automatically dispatched along with an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) unit.

The Chief Medical Officer has recently announced that Alberta Health Services (AHS) has implemented changes to the dispatch protocols for response to emergency medical incidents.  Effective immediately, automatic notification of MFR agencies such as ours will be limited to potentially life-threatening events only.  Limiting the number of firefighters dispatched to non-critical events will reduce the number of potential exposures to the public, front line staff and the responding firefighters and will increase the availability of critical services for other emergency incidents.

Requests for response to other emergency incidents will continue as normal, Greenview Fire-Rescue Services will still respond to all major fires, MVC’s and potentially life-threatening medical emergencies.