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.
FACILITY CLOSURES & INFO
ATHABASCA COUNTY OFFICES
Please be advised the Athabasca County Admin Office, Public Works, and FCSS/Parent Link building remain closed to public access. A reopening for the County Office and FCSS is scheduled for July 6, 2020.
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
We remain open for telephone and electronic inquiries:
Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 5:30 pm
780-675-2273 | email@example.com
Please note: Public Works and Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) will continue with their current hours of operation.
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.
The library in Athabasca has reopened with the following hours:
Tue, Wed, Thurs and Fri 10 am – 5:30 pm
Sat. 10 am – 4 pm.
Closed Sunday & Monday
All campgrounds in Athabasca County have reopened for use by the public. Please note they are not being sanitized during the pandemic and are use at your own risk.
Athabasca County Council has reopened Hope Lake Campground and Forfar Recreation Park to overnight camping beginning on July 1, 2020. Bookings for the summer of 2020 can be made as of Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by calling the campgrounds directly.
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.
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.