Provincial COVID-19 Measures
Effective June 15, the Government of Alberta lifted remaining COVID-19 restrictions. This means:
- Masks will no longer be mandatory on public transit.
- Mandatory isolation due to symptoms or a positive COVID result is lifted and is a recommendation only
- Masks will still be required in AHS facilities
- Some measures in continuing care will remain while others will be rescinded by June 30
- Some may choose to continue masking. Please treat each other with kindness and respect, and consider staying home if you're unwell.
The Government of Alberta no longer requires COVID positive or symptomatic people to isolate, but to continue keeping our community safe and healthy, please consider staying home if you are unwell.
Masks and cleaning
- On June 15, the Government of Alberta moved to Step 3 in its COVID management plan. Masks are no longer mandatory on public transit. They remain mandatory in high-risk settings (ex. continuing care) and AHS facilities (ex. hospitals and public health centres) across Alberta for everyone ages 13+.
- Plexiglass barriers, enhanced cleaning and hand sanitizing stations will remain in County facilities. Program capacities will be adjusted as the County hires and trains staff.
- Check out how busy edutainment, walking tracks and wellness centres are before you go! The Millennium Place wave pool capacity is temporarily set to 90 swimmers, but will increase as lifeguards are hired and trained.
- Free recreation activities and virtual programs are available for all ages and abilities.
- Please stay home if you're unwell.
- 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.
Supports for residents and businesses
- If you are struggling, or have financial, housing or parenting concerns, call 780-464-4044 for support. Family and Community Services offers pay-what-you-can counselling and services to connect you to the supports you need, as well as free programs for caregivers, children and youth.
- Economic Development and Tourism continues to to help you and your business cope and adapt to the changes.
- Albertans with COVID-19 symptoms including those who are close contacts of COVID-19 cases can have free testing by appointment at Alberta Health Services testing sites. Book your test online at ahs.ca/covid or phone 811. If you are a close contact and asymptomatic, testing is not required by the Province.
- Isolation is no longer mandatory for those with COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms, but we encourage you to stay home if you're unwell.
- 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.