EDMONTON, ALTA – September 8, 2020 – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s first priority is the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees. Unfortunately, we can confirm that seven hotel employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

As always, the hotel is operating with an abundance of caution and working closely with Alberta Health Services to deploy measures to mitigate risk and ensure that our hotel remains a healthy and safe place for all who visit. These measures include a deep clean of the entire hotel, extensive contact tracing and a 14 day self-quarantine for the individuals and anyone with whom they were in close contact. All impacted employees have been notified and are being supported; none of the colleagues who tested positive have been on property for the past seven days. 

Alberta Health Services has confirmed that no hotel guests or visitors have been impacted. Health officials advise that risk of transmission is low for those who have not been in close contact with these individuals.

The hotel continues to adhere to strict health and safety protocols, in accordance with local and national health guidelines. This includes rigorous cleaning and disinfection measures, including the use of EPA-registered chemicals proven effective in preventing the transmission of COVID-19; a 48-hour hold on guest rooms following each stay; mandatory screening with temperature checks for everyone entering the property; masks required throughout indoor and outdoor public spaces; physical distancing; staggered start times for employees; and changes to employee dining. To learn more about how we are keeping our guests and employees safe please visit

This is an evolving situation, and as more information is available we will work with Alberta Health Services to provide updates. We remain committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our guests, employees and community, and will take all necessary steps to provide a safe environment at the hotel.


Media Contacts:

Danielle Lundy

Director, Sales & Marketing

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

780 429 6406  


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