While the town's first responders were the first to receive personal protection equipment (PPE), the town is looking to secure more for other staff members.

Interim Chief Administrative Officer Drew Hyndman says its something they are arranging to secure.

"We prioritized that for our first responders and we're sourcing additional PPE at this time. It's something we're actively monitoring." 

The Alberta government says its working to make PPE readily available to municipalities in addition to healthcare workers such as first responders, care home workers, and sanitation workers.

Community & Social Services has created a website for municipalities to place orders, according to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.

Besides the efforts of Alberta Health Services to provide PPE for its personnel, the Provincial Operators Centre is working to provide the equipment for non-AHS facilities including, but not limited to, optometrist offices, funeral homes, pharmacies, disability service providers and social service and civil society groups.

Non-AHS facilities are encouraged to continue requesting PPE through the government’s one-stop email address at pessecc-logistics@gov.ab.ca.

The government is also working with unions and Alberta Health Services to determine appropriate solutions for non-healthcare workers, such as agriculture or construction workers, who may need access to N95 masks.