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November 15 COVID-19 Update


Only vaccination records with QR codes can be accepted for entry to Norwood Centre as of November 15. Get your record >

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To serve our families as effectively as possible through the continuing COVID pandemic, Norwood Centre will be implementing the Government of Alberta Restrictions Exemption Program effective September 22, 2021.


We thank you for your patience as we sort out new procedures for our families and staff members.


What does this mean to you?

In short, it means you must provide proof of vaccination per the current requirements provided by the Government of Alberta before entering Norwood Centre. Every person eligible to receive the vaccine, including staff, contractors and volunteers, must be fully vaccinated in order to enter.


To facilitate implementation of the Restrictions Exemption Program, the front door of Norwood will be locked. Ring the doorbell when you arrive and a staff member will come out to meet you and check your vaccination record. If you are bringing a child to their program and are unvaccinated or don't wish to show proof of vaccination, the staff member can walk your child to their room.


Previously announced safety measures still apply:
  • Masking and physical distancing (remaining 6 feet apart) are mandatory while in the building, even for those who are vaccinated.

  • Children are required to wear masks on school buses.

  • Children are not required to wear masks while in their classrooms

Programs delivered virtually or via telephone:

Adult program participants who are unvaccinated or choose not to provide proof of vaccination will be invited to attend programs and services virtually or by telephone.


Vaccine support:

If you need support in getting your COVID-19 vaccination, call us at 780-471-3737.


 

September 16 COVID-19 Measures


Due to rising COVID rates, the Government of Alberta has announced new measures to reduce the spread of the virus. In response, Norwood Centre will be temporarily changing some in-person programs and services to online and/or telephone delivery.

  • Head Start and Parent Respite programs will run as usual onsite at Norwood Centre.

  • Parent education groups and parent/child groups will be delivered online, usually via Zoom.

  • In-home family support services will be delivered online or via telephone.

For participants still attending Norwood Centre in person, the following rules apply:

  • Masking and physical distancing (remaining 6 feet apart) are mandatory while in the building.

  • Children are required to wear masks on school buses.

  • Children are not required to wear masks while in their classrooms.

Staff will be in touch with individuals and families currently registered in programs or groups to provide full details.


We encourage program participants over 12 years old to become vaccinated—please connect with Norwood staff for resources or referrals. Please also contact Norwood reception at 780-471-3737 if you have questions or concerns, and watch for updates here on our website or on our Facebook page.


Thank you everyone for your patience and cooperation!

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