COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus

Provincial COVID-19 Measures

Effective December 15: Provincial Restrictions Exemption Program measures require youth 12-17 to show vaccination proof, privately paid negative COVID test (within the last 72 hours) or medical exemption if they are participating in activities open to anyone 18+, or are spectating. Proof is not required when all participants are under 18 (minor team sports, youth programs; coaches, instructors and trainers are exempt). ID is not required. Youth have 10 weeks past their 12th birthday until they must show proof. Schools and curricular activities are out of scope of REP and youth do not need proof for these activities. 

Under REP, a vaccination series must be completed at least two weeks prior to non-essential service access (two doses for Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca or one dose for Janssen). Proof is not required for essential services including paying bills, riding Transit, counselling and navigation services.

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Provincial measures mandate physical distancing (where possible) and mandatory masking in all indoor spaces, workplaces and public vehicles province-wide.

Outdoor, private social gatherings are limited to 20 people with a minimum of two metres physical distancing between households.

Isolation is mandatory if you have COVID-19 or core COVID-19 symptoms.

Last modified: Dec. 16, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

Proof of vaccination documents

  • As of November 15, the personal QR code with vaccination proof is the only accepted form of vaccination proof for non-essential services province-wide. ID is required for 18+. Negative privately-paid COVID test results taken within the last 72 hours or medical exemptions are accepted. 
  • Residents must have completed their vaccination series at least two weeks before accessing non-essential services (two doses for Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca, and one dose for Janssen). FNMI, military, international and other provincial vaccination proof is still accepted.
  • Residents can obtain their vaccine record (QR code) at Paper and digital copies will be accepted and must show name and vaccination date(s). Do not fold across the QR code.
  • The app to scan vaccination proof QR codes is available in the Play and Apple stores. Digital scanning will be in effect by November 15.
  • Residents can phone 811, a local registry, SC Library (780-410-8600) or Family and Community Services (780-464-4044) to request a free printout copy of your QR code.

Restrictions Exemption Program

  • The County has adopted the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program (REP). To access non-essential services such as recreation facilities, Festival Place, Strathcona County Museum and Archives and Gallery@501, please be prepared to present ID (18+), and proof of completed vaccination series with personal QR code, medical exemption or privately-paid negative COVID-19 test result (taken within last 72 hours).
  • Completed vaccination series (two doses of AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer, or one dose of Janssen) is required after October 25, and must be administered at least 14 days prior to accessing non-essential services. If 14 days has not passed since final dose, you must show a privately paid, negative COVID-19 test result or medical vaccination exemption.
  • Results from school tests are AHS provided and not permitted as proof.
  • Proof is not required for essential services including transit, counselling, voting and paying bills, and is not required for youth (12-17) participating in sport, fitness or performance activities only (no spectating).Check out the FAQs for information about vaccination exemption.

Masks, distancing and cleaning

  • Under the provincial mandate, masks and physical distancing (where possible) are mandatory in all indoor public places, workplaces and public vehicles across Alberta even if places are participating in the REP.
  • This includes taxis, transit, school buses, rideshares, grocery stores, shopping malls, indoor public events, health care settings, testing sites and long-term care facilities.Check out the FAQs at the bottom of the masks page.
  • Plexiglass barriers and enhanced cleaning will continue, and hand sanitizing stations are available at all facilities. Program capacities will be adjusted as the County hires and trains staff.


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  • Available for registered users to travel to their vaccination appointments, within Sherwood Park or a designated service area within the City of Edmonton. Essential medical trips are prioritized and regular trip rates apply. Masks are mandatory for all riders.

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  • All Albertans exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms including those who are close contacts of COVID-19 cases are eligible for free testing by appointment at Alberta Health Services assessment centres across Alberta. Book your test online by visiting or phoning 811. If you are a close contact and asymptomatic, testing is not required by the Province.
  • The Province updated their isolation and quarantine requirements for Albertans who are partially and fully vaccinated.
  • The Strathcona County AHS testing site is located in trailers in the northwest corner of the Bethel Transit Terminal parking lot off of Broadview Road, not in the Bethel Transit Terminal.
  • Please do not ride transit to get to your appointment. If you require transportation, contact 811 and they will assist you. If you are going for testing at the Bethel site, please do not enter the transit terminal building.


  • If you have an enforcement-related question, contact RCMP and Enforcement Services at 780-467-7741. RCMP is on call if businesses, operators or proprietors face a conflict with the public.
  • Please note, as part of Strathcona County’s commitment to safety, for both guests and staff, the County has adopted a zero-tolerance approach to health and safety non-compliance or any disrespectful behaviour.

Strathcona County COVID-19 case count

COVID-19 data is sourced from the Government of Alberta. The data is updated periodically throughout the day.

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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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Last updated: Thursday, December 16, 2021
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