COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus
The Government of Alberta announced limited changes to their restrictions, effective March 1. These changes are being assessed and require approximately seven business days for a safe re-opening of programs and services. This allows the County to re-hire and train staff, develop safety protocols and more.
If you have concerns about provincial health order violations, please contact Alberta Health Services online or by phone at 1-833-415-9179.
Strathcona County COVID-19 case count
COVID-19 data is sourced from the Government of Alberta
Strathcona County actions
- From December 4-21, 2020, Strathcona County residents were invited to share their feedback on how the pandemic has impacted their activities, mental health and needs, and about the County's services, programs and information and communication about COVID-19. Read the full survey and results.
COVID-19 survey-December 2020 (472.6 KB)
- All indoor social gatherings are prohibited under provincial restrictions. Effective January 18, outdoor social gatherings up to 10 people are permitted while following COVID health and safety guidelines including not sharing food or drinks and maintaining six feet of distance. Outdoor gatherings must not have any indoor component, including washroom use.
- Strathcona County facilities are closed to the public; restricted access for minor sport organizations training as well as wellness centre access with approved trainers; beginning February 16 if provincial COVID-19 hospitalizations remain below 600.
- Print, post and share our community posters.
Stay safe 8.5x11 posters (1.7 MB)
- Strathcona County continues to align its COVID-19 response with the Government of Alberta. View and print provincial posters about mask use, restrictions and more in 11 different languages.
- Additional changes were announced for businesses, including closures and modifications. Economic Development and Tourism continues to provide support and resources to help you and your business cope and adapt to the changes.
- Shop local, and view the ways and different ideas how you can support our businesses, charities and economy.
- Programs and services continue to be modified and adapted to support our community's mental and physical well-being. Participate in free recreation activities and virtual programming available for all ages and abilities.
COVID-19 topics Permanent link to covid-19-topics
All Albertans exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms are eligible for COVID-19 testing. Offered by appointment and free-of-charge at Alberta Health Services assessment centre locations around the province, testing is easily booked online by visiting ahs.ca/covid. If internet is not available, call 811, and staff will book a test appointment for you.
Through close coordination with Alberta Health Services (AHS), Strathcona County RCMP and Peace Officers are supporting the province’s Public Health Order monitoring. Higher use areas will continue to be a part of the County’s regular patrol plan. The requirement of uniform adherence to AHS orders is immediate and critical. All public complaints regarding non-compliance of the province’s Public Health Order are to be directed to Alberta Health Services for tracking and actioning through to municipalities for investigation and action, as needed.
Violations of a public health order may be subject to a fine of $1,200. Additionally, one can be prosecuted for up to $100,000 for a first offence. Not following public health orders is against the law and puts our community at risk. If you have an enforcement related question, contact RCMP and Enforcement Services at 780-467-7741 to share your concern. RCMP and Enforcement Services are on-call if businesses, operators or proprietors face a conflict with the public in adhering to the health order in their place of business.
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.