Strathcona County continues to support community during provincial restrictions

December 9, 2020

Strathcona County continues to support community during provincial restrictions

Strathcona County is committed to our community’s safety and well-being. We will continue to follow Government of Alberta health and safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 while providing supports and programs to support your mental and physical health.

New provincial-wide restrictions announced by the Government of Alberta on December 8, 2020 affect County residents, businesses and facilities. All restrictions are in place until at least January 12, 2021 or until the Province amends any current restrictions.

Effective December 8, 2020:

  • All indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings are prohibited
    • Residents who live alone can still have up to two close contacts

Effective December 13, 2020:

  • The Strathcona County Library will be closed to in-person services.
    • Digital services will continue, and the library is exploring options like curbside pickup. Visit sclibrary.ca for updates.
  • Indoor County recreation and culture facilities will close, and all in-person programs are cancelled.
    • Activity participants will be contacted about refunds.
  • Faith services are limited to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy for in-person services.
    • Virtual, drive-in and online services are recommended.
  • Working from home is mandatory when an employee’s physical presence is not required, at their employer’s discretion.
  • Some businesses will be required to close, reduce capacity or limit in-person access.
    • Previous restrictions to businesses announced on November 27 remain in effect until new restrictions take effect on December 13.
    • Complete details and new support information is available at alberta.ca/biz-connect.

There are no additional provincial restrictions or measures for K-12 schools and childcare services.

New Year’s Eve events and fireworks are cancelled.

What is open:

  • Virtual and in-person supports including mental health, relationship, financial, parenting and other supports
    • Contact Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 to schedule a session or for further information.
  • Virtual programs for adults, children and youth
  • Outdoor activities that adhere to provincial health restrictions
  • Parks, playgrounds and trails
  • Dog off-leash areas
  • Front counter services at County buildings
    • Future service options are being explored and an appointment may be required

Strathcona County RCMP and Peace Officers are supporting the Province’s public health order and may issue fines up to $1,000 for health order violations. Not following public health orders is against the law and puts our community at risk. For complaints about public health order non-compliance, please contact Alberta Health Services at 1-833-415-9179.

For more information, please visit alberta.ca/covid19 and strathcona.ca/covid19.

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595