Special Lodge Bulletin: Covid-19
November 27, 2020
Please read this bulletin, discuss it with those closest to you and feel free to ask questions.
Thank you to the many lodge residents who are doing what they can to protect
themselves and their neighbours. The Government of Alberta has declared a state of
public health emergency and implemented stricter measures that are discussed below.
Covid-19 cases continue to set new records. There are now more than 14,000 active cases
in the province, with 70 in Canmore and 170 in Banff! The Towns of Banff and
Canmore are under enhanced restrictions. Tragically now more than 510 Albertans
have died, almost all of whom were seniors.
We are all tired of Covid-19, but we must stay the course and work together for the
common good. Here are the current core requirements:
• You must not leave your suite if you feel sick except to seek medical assistance – call
the staff if you feel at all unwell.
• Everyone must wash and or sanitize their hands often, especially before entering the
dining room, before entering and after leaving the elevator, before leaving and after
returning to your suite.
• Please wear a mask/covering when you are not in your suite, except when you are
actively eating, drinking, or doing exercises. Put on a mask before opening your door.
• Stay apart from others, avoid sick people and crowded places.
• Do not leave the lodge property except for essential outings; residents who go out
frequently must wear a mask in the common areas of the lodge at all times and may
be asked to eat meals in their suite.
• We are suspending our Canmore bus trips to stores – please have your needs
delivered as much as possible.
• No indoor social gatherings in any setting – in lodges limit close contacts to 2 people.
• Outdoor gatherings max of 10.
• Wedding and funeral services max of 10, no receptions permitted.
• No festivals or events, including team sports.
• Places of worship at 1/3 normal attendance with mandatory masking.
• Restricted access to some businesses starting Nov. 27.
• Mandatory masks for indoor workplaces.
• Mandatory masks in public places in Banff and Canmore.
It is important to understand that BVRH considers behaviour by residents that threatens
the safety of others as breaches of the residency agreement: residents who place
themselves and others at risk can be held to account up to and including eviction. If you
do not follow the rules of the lodge you will be putting yourself and your neighbours at
risk and you will be held accountable.
Please, do not look for loopholes, do your part, and do it well. Social gatherings are now
banned in private homes because that has been one of the biggest drivers of the second wave.
It will take every Albertan following the rules properly to have a chance at easing these
measures in time for Christmas.
Please let us know if you would like to eat in your suite to limit your contact with others.
Thank you and stay well,