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.
Effective Dec. 8, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
Alberta declared a State of Public Health Emergency to protect the health care system from COVID-19. Social gatherings are the top source of transmission.
Effective Dec. 8, all indoor and outdoor social gatherings are prohibited. This will be enforced with $1,000 fines.
Mandatory, provincewide restrictions are in effect to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19.
ATHABASCA COUNTY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
Effective December 14, 2020, Closed to All Visitors and In-Person Meetings
We remain open for telephone and electronic inquiries:
Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
780-675-2273 | 1-844-662-2273 | email@example.com
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.
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)
To access these programs, or get referrals to other services, call the FCSS main line at 780-675-2623, or the Northern Lakes Family Resource Network Hub Coordinator, Nadine Wiselka at 780-675-8304.
ATHABASCA REGIONAL MULTIPLEX, FITNESS & AQUATIC CENTRE
The Athabasca Regional Multiplex, Fitness and Aquatic Centre is closed to the public from November 28, 2020, through January 2, 2021.
Please contact the Multiplex with any questions: 780-675-2967
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
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.