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Self-isolation mandatory for travellers returning to Canada

Travellers returning home to Devon must stay in their homes for 14 days

As of Mar. 25, 2020, the Government of Alberta has issued a public health order that travellers returning to Canada are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 including: cough, fever, shortness of breath, nasal congestion or sore throat.

This requirement also applies to those who have been in close contact with any individual with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed case of COVID-19.

“If you are returning to Devon from outside of Canada you must head straight home and self-isolate for the mandated 14 days to ensure there is no chance to pass on the COVID-19 virus,”said Ray Ralph, Mayor for the Town of Devon. “Our Town of Devon staff, along with the Devon Lions Club and a number of our churches have put supports in place to help put groceries on the table so you can have what you need to isolate for the full two weeks.”

Those that do not comply with the order may be subject to fines of $1,000 per occurrence and courts have been empowered to hand out substantial fines for more serious violations.

Shopping support for the Devon community

For Devon residents returning home from a winter abroad that must self-isolate for 14 days, there are a couple of options to get groceries to your home.

Town of Devon no fee delivery

  • Purchase groceries online at Independent Foods or submit a grocery list to the Town and our staff will shop and delivery groceries to your door.
  • Call or email the Town of Devon at P: 780-987-8300 or E: FCSS@devon.ca

Devon Lions Club no fee delivery

  • Purchase groceries online at Independent Foods or over the phone with IGA and a member of the Devon Lions Club will pick it up and deliver to your door.
  • Grocery store will arrange for delivery with the Devon Lions Club

Additional details about shopping support for the Devon community are available at devon.ca/covid19.

Learn more about what the GoA is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at alberta.ca/covid19.

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For more information contact:

Justin Janke
Communications Coordinator
Town of Devon
P: 780-987-8302
E: JJanke@devon.ca

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