The Mayor of Cochrane, Jeff Genung kicked off his weekly Facebook Live address today by thanking the residents of Cochrane for staying vigilant during the pandemic. “Here in Cochrane we are doing the right things, I would like to say thank you Cochrane, for staying home when possible, for following proper hygiene, for adhering to physical distancing and for doing the right things.”

The praise followed the announcement that the Cochrane/Springbank area has seen a total of 15 COVID-19 cases, 12 of which have seen a full recovery, bringing the total number of active cases to three.

“If we continue to do what we’re doing, our effort will pay off”

The town is looking at the creation of two separate task forces, an economic recovery task force, and a social recovery task force. 

The economic recovery task force will work with local businesses, organizations and both provincial and federal governments to support the local economy. While the social recovery task force will focus on the enhancement of wellbeing, safety, and resilience in the community. More details will be discussed at town council next week.

Other topics discussed during the Facebook Live address were

  • Street cleaning in town, starting in May with major roads and historic downtown, soon moving to residential areas around Cochrane.
  • The re-opening of the Eco centre in Cochrane will be considered after several questions and procedures can be addressed
  • A reminder to please help keep the town clean. Properly dispose of used masks and gloves.

Check out the full video here.