Athabasca County wants to share information with our residents about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to keep everyone apprised of how it affects public facilities and municipal services. This is a rapidly changing situation, and as we continue to monitor the situation, we will endeavour to share any changes with you in a timely fashion.
Please check back to this web page to stay up to date with any changes. (athabascacounty.com/covid-19)
You can access the provincial government’s web page providing current COVID-19 information for Albertans by clicking the link below.
Public Hearing Cancellations
Bylaw 007-2020 – the public hearing originally scheduled for March 26, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the County Administration Office, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later time. If you have any questions about this please call the County Planning Department 780-675-2273, or email – email@example.com.
Bylaw 010-2020 – the public hearing originally scheduled for March 26, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Athabasca County Administration Office, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later time. If you have any questions about this please contact the County 780-675-2273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the County Office closing to public access, the following meetings have been cancelled:
Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) – Tuesday, March 24, 2020
County Council – Regular Council Meeting, Thursday, March 26, 2020
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
FACILITY CLOSURES & INFO
ATHABASCA COUNTY OFFICES
Please be advised the Athabasca County Admin Office, Public Works, and FCSS/Parent Link building are closed to public access until further notice. This measure is being taken to protect our residents, staff, and communities, as we work to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
For those who need to make payments, electronic options are available through your financial institution. Our mail drop box is also available to the left of the main entrance doors of the County Admin Building, 3602 – 48 Avenue, Athabasca, AB
ATHABASCA REGIONAL MULTIPLEX
Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 virus situation, and with the interest of safety for our patrons, staff and community in mind, the Athabasca Regional Multiplex will temporarily close until further notice beginning at 6 pm – March 15, 2020. This includes the field house, aquatic centre and fitness room, curling and hockey arenas, and Nancy Appleby Theatre. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Public libraries in Rochester, Grassland, and Wandering River have all been closed due to the closure of schools across Alberta.
As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020 playgrounds in Athabasca County have been closed to help reduce the chance of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. VIEW NOTICE
FACTS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
The risk of COVID-19 transmission is of great concern to health officials who are announcing new steps daily to slow its spread. Efforts are being made nationally to reduce the transmission of the virus including self-isolation, hand washing, and cancellation of large gatherings.
Anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed to, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their primary care provider or call 8-1-1.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a COVID-19 telephone information line at 1-833-784-4397.
Athabasca County is following all guidelines provided by the Alberta Ministry of Health to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
ONLINE SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL
Health Link continues to experience high call volumes. To help manage wait times, AHS has increased staffing levels and call line capacity. AHS has now implemented a new online assessment tool. This tool will guide Albertans to answer questions about symptoms and take them through steps to help determine whether they need testing.