News & Updates

Effective March 17, 2020

Restricting Visitors to Parkland CLASS Residences and ILS Services

Visits from family and friends are an important part of the lives of the individuals we serve. At the same time, COVID-19 has been demonstrated to be a particular risk to older adults and those with heart or lung disease, or multiple chronic conditions; Public Guardians and Trustees announced yesterday that in person visits are no longer being scheduled. The restriction of people who enter each residence is an important step we can take to protect our individuals and staff, and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Therefore:

We are asking that all visitors, including immediate family, refrain from visits until further notice to prevent unintentional spread to their loved one and other individuals and staff in the home.It has been shown that even those who show no symptoms of COVID-19 may be carrying the virus and be contagious to others.

  • Exceptions to this directive will be subject to approval by the Residential Manager or Director. Approved visitors will be required to pass the AHS Visitor Screening Questionnaire.

Our goal is to minimize the risk of infection to our individuals and staff. We believe this measure will reduce the risk of loved ones and other individuals and staff being exposed to COVID-19.If you have questions, concerns, or to request an approved visit, call Nancy at 403-348-9649 or Renee at 403-877-5772.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Dan Verstraete, CEO, Parkland CLASS

AHS Visitor Screening Questionnaire:

1.

Do you have any of the below symptoms:

CIRCLE ONE

  • Fever (greater than 38 degrees)

YES

NO

  • Cough

YES

NO

  • Shortness of breath/breathing difficulties

YES

NO

  • Other symptoms such as muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea. Note: symptoms in young children may be non-specific – e.g. lethargy, poor feeding

YES

NO

2.

Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?

YES

NO

3.

Have you had close contact (face-to-face contact within 2 meters/6 feet) with someone who is ill with cough and/or fever?

YES

NO

4.

Have you been in contact in the last 14 days with someone that is being investigated or confirmed to be a case of COVID-19?

YES

NO

5.

Have you had laboratory exposure while working with specimens known to contain COVID-19?

YES

NO

If you have answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, please DO NOT visit, or request a visit at this time.

If you have answered “No” to all the above questions and your visit is approved, follow the direction of the staff and practice hand hygiene (wash hands for 30 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer) before and after your visit.


Effective March 15, 2020

Parkland School COVID-19 Update
Following the Government of Alberta's announcement that student attendance at all K to 12 schools is prohibited, Parkland School is closed to all students with immediate effect (March 15th).
The school remains open to staff at this time.


Effective March 13, 2020

Parkland CLASS COVID-19 Update

In keeping with the advice of health authorities, Parkland CLASS is moving forward with steps to limit potential exposure of individuals and staff in an effort to minimize the risk of coming in contact with others who may have the virus:

  • We have suspended activities at our Relax Crew Social Club
  • We will be reducing outings within the community and focusing on experiences close to home.
  • Individuals that we feel are particularly fragile or vulnerable from a health status will have their activities/bridging altered to reduce exposure to potential corona virus.

We understand how difficult a time this is and our goal is the health and safety of those we serve and our employees. Thank you for your understanding as we work through and support each other during this challenging situation.

Dan Verstraete, CEO

Parkland Community Living and Support Society