COVID-19

Updated March 29, 2020 @ 8:34pm

Please note the Ranchlands Community Association (including its programming, events, and community facilities), are closed until further notice. 

        • We are working with the assumption we will be closed till April 15th and will re-review weekly afterwards on an as needed basis.

We appreciate your patience at this time while we work to review every current contract with the RCA. We understand your concerns and our team is actively responding to emails and phone calls as quick as possible. 

The Ranchlands Community Association (RCA) is actively working to best serve you in light on the on going COVID-19 situation. We are hoping by providing resources to our residents, others who use our facilities, and those who visit our community that we can help foster awareness around best practices and the situation close to home. 

**The information and other content provided below, or in any linked materials, is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise. If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or health link 811.**

Please note; at this time we are not able to continue to update the below. However we do not want to remove it as it does provide good information and resources. 

The Ranchlands Community Association (RCA) is working to prioritize the health and wellness of all those who use our facilities. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared this a Pandemic and we encourage you to follow the below guidelines set out by Alberta Health;

        • stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
        • use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing
        • cover coughs and sneezes
        • avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
        • do not shake hands
        • do not travel outside of Canada at this time
        • Avoid events of over 15+ people
        • Do not visit long term care facilities or hospitals
        • contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns about your health
              • Do NOT call 911

Alberta.ca COVID-19 Website

Canadian Government COVID-19 Website

World Health Organization Video – What We Know About The Virus (Jan 31, 2020)

World Health Organization Video – How to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 (Feb 28, 2020)

Alberta Chief Medical Officer Update (March 12, 2020)

Alberta Chief Medical Officer Update (March 13, 2020)

Alberta Chief Medical Officer Update (March 14, 2020)

Alberta Chief Medical Officer Update (March 15, 2020)

How it spreads? COVID-19 is transmitted person-to-person through fluids (like from sneezing) and touching contaminated surfaces then touching your mouth, nose, eyes etc.

What are the Symptoms? Symptoms are very similar to the flu such as fever and cough, but may be more serious such as difficulty breathing. If you show any symptoms please call Health Link 811 and DO NOT visit a clinic or hospital.

Travel Advisories: Current Travel Advisories are in place, related to COVID-19, for the following countries

        • Singapore
        • Hong Kong
        • Germany
        • Spain
        • France
        • Italy
        • China
        • Iran
        • South Korea
        • Japan

If you have traveled ANYWHERE outside of Canada and are returning (or have as of March 12) the AHS is asking you to self isolate for 14 days, and contact Health Link 811 if you present symptoms. DO NOT call 911

To find out more about Travel Advisories, and their levels please visit the Canadian Government Travel Advisories page.

Additional Information;

        • Stock essentials but do not ‘panic buy’
              • Non-perishables (pastas, soups, canned vegetables)
              • Pet food
              • Toilet Paper, Facial Tissues and feminine Hygiene products (note: stock piling of goods is not recommend at this time and purchasing in bulk is not required)
              • TIP: In order to prevent large additional expenditures at once add a smaller number of items to your cart during your normal shopping trip. Doing this in batches allows you to stay close to your budget and not be over stocked if the need for isolation does not occur.
        • Look for reliable information from reliable sources
        • If you are healthy wearing a mask is not recommend for preventing the spread of COVID-19
        • There are several myths surrounding COVID-19, such as as it being transmitted through goods manufactured in china, check out this Myth Busters page to get the FACTS

Schools and day cares (not including approved day homes) have been closed until further notice. 

 

Actions being taken by the RCA

        • Website page created, will be updated as more information becomes available
        • Posters addressing the situation & best practices have been posted around the facilities
        • Maintaining close communications with our cleaning company to issue proper sanitation of high contact areas (door nobs, light switches, sinks etc
        • The RCA is reviewing every current contract (both short term, long term, public and private). We hope to be able to contact all impacted parties within the next couple days, and appreciate your patience while we do so.