COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus
Mandatory face coverings bylaw in effect
As of October 5, 2020, face coverings are required in all public indoor spaces and vehicles for hire, effective immediately.
The temporary mandatory face covering bylaw is now in effect.
Last update: October 23, 4 p.m.
Strathcona County has 82 active COVID-19 positive cases. Our community is under a watch, and is now included in the broader “enhanced” Edmonton health zone. Learn more
A utility bill repayment plan is available to provide relief to families and businesses who are struggling. Utilities customers should ensure they are signed up to ensure no late fees are charged or services discontinued.
As part of Strathcona County’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the following additional actions have been taken:
- Non-medical masks/face coverings required in all public indoor spaces and vehicles for hire, as part of the Temporary Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw (as of October 5, 2020)
- Non-medical masks/face coverings required in all County-owned buildings and transit (as of August 4, 2020) non-medical masks (face coverings) are required for people entering all County-owned buildings and transit (as of August 4, 2020).
- Strathcona County Transit is distributing non-medical masks at the Bethel Transit Terminal. Learn more about Transit COVID-19 measures.
To visit one of our indoor recreation centres, you must pre-book your activity time slot. 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 continues to align its COVID-19 response with Alberta Health Services.
The health and safety of our community, including County staff, remains the top priority. As our facilities and spaces are used, we 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.
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
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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 ahs.ca/covid. 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.