Actions within Strathcona County
Strathcona County is preparing and reviewing its COVID-19 response and relaunch plan to align with the new Government of Alberta relaunch strategy.
The health and safety of our community, including County staff, remains the top priority. When our reopened facilities and spaces are used, we must continue to follow the infection prevention and control measures:
- Indoor gatherings must be limited to no more than 15 attendees, with physical distancing measures in place
- Outdoor gatherings must be limited to no more than 50 attendees, with physical distancing measures in place
- Practice hand hygiene
- Practice physical distancing (two metres apart)
- If you cannot maintain physical distancing, wear a non-medical mask
- Avoid touching commonly touched surfaces such as handrails
- Stay home if you are sick or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.
Federal, provincial and municipal government roles
Learn in this infographic (906.9 KB) which levels of government have responsibility and authority to operate, regulate and/or enforce specific services for the public.
Alberta Health direction
Strathcona County is following the direction of Alberta Health, which is the authority on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) for municipalities.
If you have complaints about non-compliance with public health orders, please submit online to Alberta Health Services.
The public is encouraged to visit Alberta Health and the Government of Canada’s websites for verified information, as well as steps people can take to keep our community healthy.
Government of Alberta – COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans
This website provides an overview of the virus and the steps the Government of Alberta is taking to protect Albertans.
Alberta Health Services – COVID-19 coronavirus info from provincial medical officers
The provincial medical officers of health post information to this website to keep health care professionals and community members updated on the latest information available.
Government of Canada - COVID-19 information for Canadians
Situation updates for Canada, federal response, travel advisories, prevention, and more.
Strathcona County media releases
- May 20, 2020
Select outdoor amenities re-opening, including playgrounds and skateboard park
- May 14, 2020
County’s re-launch focuses on continued physical distancing, health and safety
- May 6, 2020
Zero per cent property tax increase and penalty deferral
- May 6, 2020
Approved bylaws establish COVID-19 recovery task forces
- May 1, 2020
Strathcona County begins to ease restrictions, aligning with provincial strategy
- April 30, 2020
“Get real” about mental health
- April 29, 2020
Temporary recycle site to open in Strathcona County
- April 28, 2020
Strathcona County helping residents feel safe, supported and connected during COVID-19
- April 23, 2020
No property tax increase for 2020
- April 23, 2020
Strathcona County urges residents: look out for each other while enjoying outdoors
- April 22, 2020
COVID-19 update: County suspends accounts receivable service charges and penalties
- April 9, 2020
COVID-19 update: Strathcona County announces hourly staff layoffs
- April 2, 2020
- March 26, 2020
COVID-19 update: municipal payment options, outdoor structure and recycling centre closures
- March 20, 2020
Strathcona County continues to prepare and respond to COVID-19
- March 12, 2020
Strathcona County continues to prepare for COVID-19 impacts
From the Government of Alberta
Government of Alberta announces re-launch strategy
|April 30||Government of Alberta: re-launch strategy||Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work.|
Offers of help
- Businesses or community members looking to donate funds or materials can learn more from the Government of Alberta’s website.
- The Alberta Emergency Management Agency Unsolicited Offers Program has been set up in response to growing offers of generosity from individuals and organizations to help with the challenges many Albertans are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Those wanting to help can go to alberta.ca/COVID19offersprogram for more information.