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Nearly 300 COVID-19 complaints made to AHS since voluntary measures placed on Edmonton

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There have been close to 300 COVID-19 related complaints made in the Edmonton zone to Alberta Health Services since new voluntary measures were announced on Thursday.

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According to figures provided to Global News by AHS, 274 complaints were made between Oct. 8 and Oct. 13.

One-hundred-sixty of those were made through AHS’s online portal, including:

  • 17 for a concern about a workplace that is not following health and safety restrictions to protect employees
  • 32 for a concern about a person not following isolation or self-isolation requirements
  • 16 for a concern about a mass gathering
  • 79 for a concern about a business or public place that is not following restrictions

Last Thursday, chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced three new voluntary measures for the Edmonton zone, meant to curb the spread of the virus. The zone currently has the most active cases in the entire province.

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The measures include limiting the number of cohorts to three, limiting family and private gatherings to 15 people maximum and wearing masks in all indoor work settings.

According to AHS, no new COVID-19 orders have been issued in the Edmonton zone since last Thursday.

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