The Town of High Level is warning residents on the dangers of spreading false information.
According to the town’s Chief Administrative Officer, Clark McAskile, this is in response to a rumour circulating around town on Monday.
“There was a rumour going around town via social media and the phone that there had been a positive test for COVID-19 at the high school,” says McAskile.
“That was creating a panic among some of the parents and the staff so we contacted Alberta Health Services immediately and while there is a case in the north zone, it is nowhere near Northwestern Alberta.”
McAskile also is suggesting that residents check with government sources before spreading rumours.
“All we are asking people to do is before they start spreading stuff on social media, or spreading rumours, check the facts,” stresses McAskile.
“Check the AHS website, the Alberta Government’s website, the federal government as well. Rather than creating a panic or concern amongst your neighbours and friends, let’s make sure we have the facts before spreading information.”
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