COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus
State of Public Health Emergency
The County is adopting the
Youth ages 12-17 do not need to show vaccination proof, negative COVID test or exemption if they are participating only in sport, fitness or performance activities. If they are spectating, they will need proof.
Check the FAQs for what types of vaccination proof we accept.
Under the provincial State of Public Health Emergency, provincial measures mandate physical distancing (where possible) and mandatory masking in all indoor spaces, workplaces and public vehicles province-wide.
Strathcona County actions
- The County has adopted the provincial Restriction Exemption Program (REP). To access non-essential services such as recreation facilities, Festival Place and Gallery@501, please be prepared to present proof of vaccination, medical exemption or privately-paid negative COVID-19 test result. Proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID test is not required for essential services including transit, counselling, voting and paying bills.
- 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.
- Posters - Print, post and share posters for:
Mandatory masks (8.5x11 colour) (281.4 KB) ,
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Mandatory masks (11x17 colour) (440.6 KB)
Mandatory masks (11x17 BW) (3.1 MB)
vaccinations (8.5x11) (9.0 MB) ,
mental health (4 - 8.5x11) (5.5 MB) ,
- Health and safety
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.
- Know the new mandatory masking and distancing requirements before you go
- 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.
- 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.
- Business and shopping
Shop local, and find different ideas to support our businesses, charities and economy.
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.
- 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 ahs.ca/covid 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.