In a newsletter sent out over the weekend, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre has stated its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

In the letter, CEO of SLS Family Sports Centre, Blair Felesky states that an individual recently visited the facility and then tested positive for the virus.

Alberta Health Services communicated the news to them on Sunday, Sept. 6.

Felesky says "We are grateful to AHS for communicating immediately upon the positive test result and wish this individual all the best for a full recovery."

He says the young individual had participated in summer camp as well as a Junior Lifeguard assessment over the previous few days.

They, then tested positive after the visit to the sports centre.

Felesky says "Our team was instantly in communication with Alberta Health Services and have provided a thorough contact tracing log to AHS who is now in the process of contacting individuals and/or family members of an individual who may have been in direct contact with this individual regarding their next steps.  Any staff potentially impacted will be off work until they provide a confirmed negative test result followed by a quarantine period. Through our communications with Alberta Health Services, they have reviewed the situation in unison with analyzing our protocols and procedures and are very satisfied."

He goes on to say in the letter, "While this is an unfortunate circumstance, it is something that we anticipated happening and were prepared for. We are continuing our ongoing commitment to both transparent communication and doing all that we can with our policies and protocols to continue to provide a safe space at SLSFSC. We want our community to recognize this will not be the only time this occurs and hence our re-opening strategy is based on a focused and controlled phased approach." 

You can find more information and all updates at SLSFSC, here.

Spray Lakes COVID-19 Statement Statement sent out on Sept.6, 2020