Special Lodge Bulletin
May 9, 2022
Please be aware that the lodge is no longer in outbreak status with AHS. However, one of
our residents has flu-like symptoms and has rapid-tested positive for Covid-19. They
have been PCR tested and are awaiting the results.
While this appears to be becoming our new normal, I urge every lodge resident to take
this seriously, protect themselves, and do their part to keep the virus from spreading
further. Since Alberta has lifted almost all public health measures, everyone can expect to
be exposed at some point, so let’s do what we can to prevent wider outbreaks in the lodge
and to care for each other.
I strongly recommend you take or continue to take the following measures now:
Please wear a medical-grade mask when not in your suite (except when eating and
drinking). We will share medical-grade masks with you. If you do not wear a mask,
you do so at your own risk, which may put others at risk.
Please manage your contact with others – it is the best way to reduce your risk.
Consider having only essential visitors in and making only crucial trips out of the
lodge. Remember to keep your distance from others when possible and don’t share the
Consider taking your meals in your suite if you have not received a booster dose
of the vaccine. Tell the front desk what you decide to do about this, and feel free to
ask for help booking a vaccine or booster dose in town.
If you want to take your meals in your suite regardless of your vaccination status,
tell the front desk, and we will try to make the necessary arrangements.
You are still legally required to screen yourself for symptoms every day. This is
critical; surveys show that many people living in lodges hide mild symptoms. There is
no shame in getting Covid-19; it’s now more common than influenza. Please see the
list of symptoms below.
If you have even the slightest new or worsening symptom, please remain in your
suite except for medical-related trips out and tell us via phone or emergency call
system immediately (403-678-5922).
Remember that visits to the lodge should be reduced, and visitors must be fully
vaccinated and remain properly masked the entire time they are in the building.
AHS may impose more severe restrictions, such as limited visitation, fewer people at
dining tables, and daily resident wellness checks. We will let you know of any changes.
BVRH may re-instate our outbreak protocols. We may cancel activities and bus trips, or
suspend salon services. We have continued enhanced disinfection of common areas, and
regularly reviewing protocols with our staff.
WATCH FOR AND REPORT NEW OR WORSENING SYMPTOMS:
• Shortness of breath
• Runny nose
• Sore throat
• Painful swallowing
• Nasal congestion
• Feeling unwell/fatigued
• Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea
• Unexplained loss of appetite
• Loss of sense of taste or smell
• Muscle/joint aches
• Conjunctivitis (commonly known as pink eye)