CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has announced a change to how it will contact people who may have attended a large event with a positive COVID-19 case.
From now on, when a positive case is identified in someone who went to an event with 10 or more people, AHS will notify the organizer of the event who will then be directed to email all those who attended within 24 hours.
Previously, AHS would call each attendee by phone.
The agency believes this will improve the efficiency of the close contact notification process for events that pose a risk of rapid spread of the illness.
“AHS appreciates the support of all Albertans in managing the risk of spread associated with these events,” AHS said in a release.
“Albertans are encouraged to continue limiting their social engagements, and follow all public health measures when interacting with other Albertans.”
The news comes as Alberta reported over 1,400 cases this past weekend, prompting Alberta Health to limit social gatherings for Calgary and Edmonton.