Beaumont, AB – Beaumont Mayor John Stewart had the following statement regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:
“Today, we learned about the first death in Alberta related to COVID-19. I’d like to extend my condolences to those grieving this loss. It is a stark reminder of the seriousness and severity of COVID-19, and the need for all of us to exercise caution.
“The Alberta government added new, detailed information in their website today about what every one of us can do to help prevent the spread of the virus. I urge you to take the time to visit it – the link is posted on our website.
“We all need to do our part to flatten the curve by washing our hands, social-distancing, and self-isolating if necessary. On top of those precautions, we need to remember to take care of ourselves and stay mentally active with our families.
“My family is taking some downtime right now. My wife and I are doing our best to keep the kids engaged: they’re getting exercise running on the treadmill, connecting with friends over the phone, and taking the dog for walks. We’ve had extensive talks about what’s happening with COVID-19 and what we can expect in the future.
“To help you and your family, Beaumont’s Recreation and Culture team has put together a list of activities for the home and Library staff are developing online programming. Stay tuned to our social media channels for updates and information.
“Remember, we are all in this together. Though we may be apart physically, we can still feel connected in different ways. I’m proud of what I’ve seen in our community so far – people reaching out to each other to help, or just to chat and bond. Those types of connections will go a long way at times like this, so thank you for being there for each other.
“Stay safe out there, and please do your part to help contain this virus.”
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