By Herald on October 21, 2020.
Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard has tested positive for COVID-19 and Premier Jason Kenney, as well as other MLAs, including Nathan Neudorf are self isolating.
Statement from the Premier’s Office:
Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard recently had a close contact who tested positive for COVID-19.
In line with protocols, Minister Allard has been isolating since receiving that notice on the weekend. You may have noted the Minister participating in Monday’s announcement remotely via video conference. Minister Allard has not been in the Legislature since session began.
This afternoon, Minister Allard received a positive test result for COVID-19. The Minister is currently at home with mild symptoms.
Minister Allard’s close contacts are currently being notified, and will be advised to isolate and get tested. We are not currently aware of any close contacts of Minister Allard’s showing symptoms.
The Premier immediately entered self-isolation upon being notified of Minister Allard’s positive test, as he is a close contact of Minister Allard’s. Despite not showing any symptoms, the Premier is currently being tested out of an abundance of caution.
Minister Ric McIver, as well as MLAs Angela Pitt, Peter Guthrie, and Nathan Neudorf are also entering self-isolation, as they had interactions with Minister Allard last week. None are currently showing symptoms.
Minister Allard was not symptomatic when interacting with her close contacts last week.
Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, has been and will continue to be consulted on the response.
Under current protocols, only Minister Allard’s close contacts are required to self-isolate. If one of Minister Allard’s close contacts begins to show symptoms and/or tests positive, then that individual’s close contacts would subsequently need to self-isolate.