Athabasca County is sharing information with our residents about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to keep everyone aware of service changes with public facilities and municipal services.
This remains a changing situation, and as we continue to monitor the situation, we will endeavour to share any updates with you in a timely fashion. Please check back to this web page to stay up-to-date. (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.
A vaccination program is underway in our province. Alberta Health has created a website to share information about vaccinations and book appointments.
It offers the following:
- Getting seniors to vaccination centres
- Out of Province / Out of Country Eligibility
- What to expect at the clinic
- How to book an appointment
- ID Requirements – Government issued ID with proof of age
Learn more about the Covid-19 vaccine program by clicking on the link below:
Effective Dec. 8, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
Some businesses are required to temporarily close, reduce capacity or limit in-person access. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and places of worship.
Effective April 6, Alberta has returned to Step 1 restrictions. This includes:
- No indoor gatherings and a maximum of 10 people for outdoor gatherings
- Retail, grocery stores, and other shopping centers are reduced to 15% capacity
- Indoor fitness activity restrictions
- Banquet halls and conference room gatherings limited
Mandatory, provincewide restrictions remain in effect to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19.
ATHABASCA COUNTY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
Due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak , the Athabasca County Administration Office and Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) will remain closed to the public. (See details below for FCSS)
Payment Options – 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.
The Public Works Shop will remain closed to public access at this time.
Should you have any questions our staff is available to assist:
780-675-2273 | 1-844-662-2273 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLIC WORKS SHOP & YARD
Closed to in-person public access. Contact the Athabasca County Admin Office with all Public Works inquiries.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES (FCSS)
FCSS Staff will be checking phone messages and email inquiries regularly from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
At this time, programs and services offered through Athabasca County FCSS, including the Northern Lakes Family Resource Network will continue to be available remotely using various technologies including phone, email, FaceTime, Facebook and Zoom.
For further information regarding FCSS services, please contact email@example.com and someone will respond to you as soon as possible.
ATHABASCA REGIONAL MULTIPLEX, FITNESS & AQUATIC CENTRE
The Athabasca Regional Multiplex has reviewed Step 1 recommendations by the Alberta Government to ease restrictions as of Monday, February 8, 2021. The Athabasca Regional Multiplex Society Board of Directors has taken a conservative approach and are only granting access to the school for curriculum use and the Farmers’ Market.
Please contact the Multiplex with any questions: 780-675-2967
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
AHS has 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.
ONLINE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TOOL
The Government of Canada has launched an Online Benefits Finder Tool to help Canadians impacted by COVID‑19. It is intended to help people determine which federal, provincial and territorial government benefit programs best meet their needs. To use the tool, individuals are asked to answer a few simple questions and are then given a personalized list of financial benefits that could be available to them. The tool will be updated as needed, as government continues to support Canadians during this challenging time.