COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus

Last update: August 11, 12 p.m.

Strathcona County invited the public to share their views on wearing face coverings in our community. Learn more about face covering and mask use in Strathcona County.

As part of Strathcona County’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, non-medical masks (face coverings) are required for people entering all County-owned buildings and transit, effective August 4, 2020.

Strathcona County Transit is distributing non-medical masks at the Bethel Transit Terminal. Learn more about Transit COVID-19 measures.

Recreation centre re-opening dates listed are targets and may be subject to change. To visit one of our indoor recreation centres, you must pre-book your activity time slot (beginning July 10). No walk-in visitors will be permitted without a pre-booking. An option for a monthly pass is available.

Actions within Strathcona County

Strathcona County is preparing and reviewing its COVID-19 response and relaunch plan to align with the new Government of Alberta relaunch strategy.

The health and safety of our community, including County staff, remains the top priority. When our reopened facilities and spaces are used, we must continue to follow the infection prevention and control measures:

  • Wear a non-medical mask
  • Wash or sanitize your hands
  • Practise physical distancing (two metres apart)
  • Avoid touching commonly touched surfaces such as handrails
  • Stay home if you are sick or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

Learn more about Strathcona County cleaning protocols and face coverings.

Alberta's guidelines for gatherings

Effective June 30, with public health guidelines in place: 

  • 200 people maximum for audience-type community outdoor events

  • 100 people maximum for other outdoor events and indoor seated/audience events

  • 50 people maximum for indoor social gatherings

Further information on gathering restrictions and physical distancing requirements.

Remember to observe 2 metre physical distancing (except within cohort families) and other public health guidelines in place.

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All Albertans are now eligible for COVID-19 testing, whether experiencing symptoms or not. Offered by appointment and free-of-charge at Alberta Health Services assessment centre locations around the province, testing is easily booked online by visiting If internet is not available, call 811, and 811 staff will book a test appointment for you. 


Consider downloading the ABTraceTogether mobile app to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is a mobile contact tracing app that helps to let you know if you've been exposed to COVID-19 – or if you've exposed others – while protecting your privacy.


If you are struggling, or have financial, housing or parenting concerns, call 780-464-4044 for assistance in connecting you to support.

Related pages

Visit Alberta Health and the Government of Canada’s websites for verified information, as well as steps people can take to slow the spread.

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Alberta Health Services

AHS distancing complaints

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Last updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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