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UPDATED: Bow Valley downhill, cross-country ski areas react to COVID-19

UPDATED: Bow Valley downhill, cross-country ski areas react to COVID-19

As of Monday (March 16), Nakiska Ski Area and Norquay announced closures, while Sunshine and Lake Louise remain open, but are taking precautions to keep patrons safe, including closing lodges, increased cleaning and limiting numbers on gondola lifts. The Canmore Nordic Centre facilities remain closed, however outdoor recreation activities are permitted to continue.
UPDATE: Alberta government cancels K-12 classes to combat COVID-19

UPDATE: Alberta government cancels K-12 classes to combat COVID-19

Other measures include closing all licensed child care facilities, out-of-school care programs and preschool programs indefinitely; restricting mass gatherings at places of worship; cancelling post-secondary classes; and advising long-term and continuing care facilities to limit visitation to essential visitors only.
Fundraiser for Saddledome employees who will lose shifts raises over $39,000

Fundraiser for Saddledome employees who will lose shifts raises over $39,000

New guide for Alberta schools, daycares on COVID-19

New guide for Alberta schools, daycares on COVID-19

Practising good hygiene and employing preventative measures like social distancing can help prevent spread. Travel outside Canada is not recommended at this time, and anyone returning from outside of Canada should self-isolate for 14 days. 
Schools will remain open in Alberta: chief medical officer

Schools will remain open in Alberta: chief medical officer

Six new individuals tested positive for COVID-19
Alberta puts protected COVID-19 leave in place for jobs

Alberta puts protected COVID-19 leave in place for jobs

New COVID-19 online test will be available tonight

New COVID-19 online test will be available tonight

Doctors are now able to bill $20 per call to help combat COVID-19.
How to clean the bundle of germs that is your phone

How to clean the bundle of germs that is your phone

NEW YORK — You're washing your hands countless times a day to try to ward off the coronavirus. You should also wash that extension of your hand and breeding ground for germs — your phone.
Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest

Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest

List of Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19

List of Canadian international and domestic sporting events impacted by COVID-19