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 June 10, Alberta will begin Step 2 of 3 for easing restrictions. This includes:
- No indoor gatherings and a maximum of 20 people for outdoor gatherings
- Retail, grocery stores, and other shopping centers are opened to 1/3 capacity of fire code
- Personal and wellness services can resume walk in service
- Indoor recreation and entertainment facilities open to 1/3 capacity of fire code – including the Multiplex
Mandatory, provincewide restrictions remain in effect to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19.
ATHABASCA COUNTY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
8am to 4pm | Monday to Friday
We will be implementing measures in our buildings similar to what is being experienced in other public facilities, with physical barriers, floor markings, and social distancing. These measures will remain in place to protect staff and the public.
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.
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)
8:30 am to noon, 1pm to 4:30 pm | Monday to Friday
- Programs & services will be accessible to the public through appointments & pre-registered groups
- Anyone coming in for an appointment or group will need to complete a Covid Screen
- Contact our office at 780-675-2623 for more info.
ATHABASCA REGIONAL MULTIPLEX, FITNESS & AQUATIC CENTRE
The Athabasca Regional Multiplex has opened to Stage 2 and will be limited to one-third the fire occupancy limits. Distancing and masking remain in effect.
Hours of Operation during Stage 2:
9:00am to 9:00pm | Monday – Friday & 9:00am to 5:00pm | Saturday & Sunday
For information on the Field House, Fitness Centre or the Aquatics Centre, click here: https://athabascamultiplex.ca/event/stage-2-reopening-announcement
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.