COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus

Provincial COVID-19 Measures

Effective March 1, the Government of Alberta lifted nearly all of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions. Strathcona County Council voted to amend the masking bylaw so it lapsed when the Province lifted masking requirements. 

Masking is still mandatory under provincial mandate for everyone 13+ on public transit, in transit terminals, and in high-risk settings including hospitals, continuing care and AHS facilities.

If you have core COVID-19 symptoms, you may be required to isolate. If you have symptoms and test negative, please stay home until your symptoms resolve. Please follow all follow provincial measures.

Proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 result is no longer required.

Please remain respectful if others choose to continue wearing masks. We encourage you to keep 2m from non-household members.

Last modified: May 4, 2022, 10:33 a.m.

Residents are no longer required to show proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test to access non-essential facilities and services.

Masks, distancing and cleaning

  • Under the provincial mandate, masks are mandatory on public transit, and 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.
     
  • Physical distancing between non-household members is encouraged.

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Recreation facilities

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.

Mobility bus

  • 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

Supporting local businesses

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Supports for residents and businesses

Testing

  • 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.
     
  • 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.

Enforcement

  • 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.

Cases

The County's COVID-19 dashboard shared daily cases as reported by the Government of Alberta (GOA). However, the GOA is no longer reporting daily active COVID-19 cases in Alberta which makes daily COVID case information inaccurate. Updated weekly case reports for Strathcona County and Sherwood Park are still available every Wednesday on the GOA website.

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

Alberta.ca/covid19

AHS Covid-19 status map

Alberta Health Services

AHS distancing complaints

Canada.ca/covid19

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Last updated: Thursday, March 31, 2022
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