COVID's not going away without a fight. So let's fight it together.

The stakes are getting higher, but if we each do our part, we have the power to bend the curve downward and help defeat COVID-19 once and for all.

There are

797

active COVID-19 cases in the Lac Ste. Anne zone as of September 16.

The numbers don't lie: the fourth wave of COVID-19 is upon us. It is moving faster than the other waves — primarily due to the more viriulent Delta strain of the virus.

  • Vaccinated patients in hospital
  • Unvaccinated patients in hospital

A message to the citizens of Lac Ste. Anne: the power to change the game is in our hands.

Now more than ever, we must stand together to protect ourselves and our loved ones against this relentless enemy.
Wear a Mask
Wear a Mask
Wearing a mask wherever you go in public is one of the tools we can use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Keep Your Distance
Keep Your Distance
To bend the curve, we need to stay apart from others. About the length of a hockey stick will do.

What do we seek to accomplish?

In plain language: we want folks in the Lac Ste. Anne region to follow the provincial COVID-19 health restrictions.

By following the rules to the letter, we can bend the COVID-19 curve and get back to life as we knew it. We can hug and kiss our grandkids as they arrive for the holidays. We can shake the hands of our colleagues and customers. We can resume our daily lives and livelihoods without restraint.

To break it down even further, we want you to:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Stay home if possible
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid all gatherings
  • Isolate if you get sick
  • Get vaccinated

Our mission is simple.

Like the name of this website suggests, we want to bend the COVID-19 curve in the Lac Ste. Anne region.

What does 'bend the curve' mean?

When people use terms like 'bending the curve' or 'flattening the curve,' they're not talking about finding a cure for COVID-19. They're talking about keeping cases as low as possible so our healthcare system can do its thing.

By keeping the numbers down - or bending the curve downward, we can prevent an overload of our healthcare system and avoid some pretty grim consequences.

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What if we don't bend the curve?

If we let our guard down, COVID-19 cases will without a doubt continue to climb. This increase will put additional pressure on Alberta's healthcare system.

Despite the pandemic, heart attacks and highway rollovers stilll happen. Life-saving surgeries are still scheduled. Kids still break their arms. When the hospital beds are full of patients dealing with COVID-19, where do these Albertans go?

What happens if we don't flatten the curve? More people will get sick; our healthcare system will be overwhelmed; and sweeping provincial restrictions will turn the screws even tighter on our lives and livelihoods.

We can't let that happen.

Who's doing it right?

A shout-out to the local businesses and community members doing their utmost to keep communities safe during COVID-19. Who Else is doing it right?

Curbside pickup
Onoway Timber Mart
Lac Ste. Anne County
Fire Chief Randy Schroeder
Home Delivery
Pembina West Co-op
Mandatory masks
Onoway Bigway Foods
E-resources
Mayerthorpe Public Library
Town of Mayerthorpe
Councillor Pat Burns
Lac Ste. Anne County
Deputy Reeve Nick Gelych
Town of Onoway
Mayor Judy Tracy

How's the curve looking in the Lac Ste. Anne region?

Nationally, Alberta now ranks last in vaccination uptake. Accordingly, COVID cases in the province are spiking — with the highest rates of active cases being in rural areas. So yeah...the curve is not looking good.

Hesitancy, lack of trust, poor internet connections and long travel distances are the main hurdles preventing higher vaccination rates in parts of Alberta where the vaccine is needed most.

Provincially, 69.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have received two doses of vaccine, and 78 per cent have received the first jab — putting Alberta in last place among all provinces and territories.

 

Alberta is enacting stronger provincewide public health restrictions and a vaccine passport system as the fourth wave of COVID-19 threatens to collapse the province’s health-care system.

The Government of Alberta declared a State of Public Health Emergency on Wednesday, September 15. New rules and restrictions have been enacted to ensure hospitals can remain open; help prevent the disease from spreading in the community; and encourage people to get vaccinated..

United we stand.

The municipal leaders of Lac Ste. Anne call upon the community at large to work together, heed the rules, and help bend the curve.
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