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ALIGN Communications Memo #10

Dear Members On Saturday April 4, 2020 many of you joined in to an informative hour long Telephone Town Hall where the Minister of Children’s Services, Rebecca Schulz, and the Minister of Community and Social Services, Rajan Sawhney were joined by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hinshaw . This provided an opportunity to ask Dr. Hinshaw questions about the public health protocols

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ALIGN Communication Memo #11

New information as of yesterday as per the Chief Medical Officers, Dr. Hinshaw’s recommendations: • AHS has expanded its testing criteria for COVID-19 to include symptomatic individuals in the following roles or age groups: Group home and shelter workers First responders, including firefighters Those involved in COVID-19 enforcement, including police, peace officers, bylaw officers, environmental health officers, and Fish and Wildlife

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Communications Memo #9 For Immediate Release

Dear Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic, ALIGN is regularly including updates in the Communication Memos and then posting them on the ALIGN’s Web page. Two very important documents are: 1. Covid-19 Practice Guidance for Supported Independent Living, Group and Residential Care in Alberta and is located on both the ALIGN Communication and CS Directive Pages. 2. CS Contract Service Providers Practice Guide is located on the CS Directives Page. Both

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Communications Memo #8

Dear Members, This Communication Memo will be a Q and A’s for questions and concerns that were raised March 26 and 27 2020 from the Communication Gathering Groups. It is with great sadness that ALIGN sends our condolences to those that worked with or knew Shawn Auger in High Prairie. He died as a result of underlying health issues and contracting

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ALIGN BULLETIN : Economic Resources for Individuals and Non-Profits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

View original here: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Bulletin—All-information-needed.html?soid=1131231812408&aid=IvxwupwdODo Resources for Individuals, Businesses, and Not-For-Profits During the COVID-19 Crisis March 24, 2020 Considering the recent financial struggles many individuals, businesses, and organizations have encountered as a result of COVID-19, governments have put measures in place to assist during this crisis. The Government of Canada announced financial support measures via their Economic Response Plan, including… ● Increasing the

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Communications Memo #7

March 25,2020 CS Information for Service Providers Information for Contract Service Providers  Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Quick Reference Important Reminders 1. Please send information regarding any extra space or staff (identify any staff with specialized training) that your agency has to Golda Cassell at [email protected] . Thank you for your prompt attention to this. 2. Please let Katie at  [email protected]  know the name and updated cell number of your

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Communications Memo #6

Dear Members, AG and AHS Updates: For up to date Alberta news you can subscribe at this web link: https://www.alberta.ca/news-subscriptions.aspx The latest news regarding COVID-19 is around testing https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=6990035E38071-E7C1-B663-C973C8EF53352CA2; ALIGN is attempting to get information/clarity around the topic of and definition of “other similar facilities”. We will keep you posted on any response we receive. Working During COVID-19 Questions have

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Align Communication Memo 5

MARCH 23, 2020 Dear Members, This communication is an update regarding new information, and also a response to the questions raised by the Communication Gathering Meetings held last week with group care. The updated Children Services Practice Guides for both their CI staff and to agencies staff are attached to this Communication and posted on the ALIGN website. One is

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Urgent Request March 20 @ 2:30PM

We are asking all agencies to send [email protected] information on if they have staff that can be redeployed to care for children in care if necessary. So for example, if you have a program and have closed or decreased your service and have staff that could be redeployed, Golda would need to know that. We need to develop a rapid

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Align Communication Memo 4

Dear Members, As we all move through this pandemic I want to just say how much all the work you are doing for children and youth and families is appreciated. We know this is a difficult time and as we individually try to find a footing we may lose our balance/timing at times. I think it is important to remind

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Align Communication Memo 3

To Obtain Current Alberta COVID-19 Information go to: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx#p22780s1 ALIGN COMMUNICATION #3 Communications #3 Update – March 18, 2020.docx ALIGN COMMUNICATION #2 COVID19 ALIGN Ministry of Children Services ALIGN COMMUNICATION #1 COVID-19 – A Guide for ALIGN Members

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