COVID-19 Updates & Information

UPDATE: December 8, 2020 - The Province has released new public health measures to try to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

New public health measures include:

  • Effective Dec. 8, all indoor and outdoor social gatherings are prohibited. This will be enforced with $1,000 fines.
  • Effective Dec. 8, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
  • Effective Dec. 13, working from home is mandatory when physical presence is not required.
  • Effective Dec. 13, some businesses will be required to close, reduce capacity or limit their in-person access.
    • Retail services must reduce customer capacity to 15% of fire code occupancy
    • All restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes are closed to in-person service. Take out, curbside pickup and delivery services are allowed.
    • All entertainment businesses and entities must close.
    • All indoor recreation facilities must close.
    • All personal and wellness services must close.
Please review all the health measures detailed at: https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

 
For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta websites. 
 
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Workplace Guidance for Business Owners
 
The government has developed a document to support all business and sectors (including health care settings) in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among worker, volunteer and patrons.  The document outlines the criteria that should be addressed in individual, written workplace policies and procedures established to address the COVID-19 pandemic response. All workplaces are expected to develop and implement these policies and procedures prior to reopening or continuing operation after May 1, 2020. Industries or businesses with specialized operations or aspects may be subject to additional guidance. Any additional guidance made available is intended to augment the document.  
 
Public Attendance at Council Meetings
 
Currently public attendance at Council Meetings is temporarily suspended, however the meetings are streamed live to our YouTube channel.

"Groceries on the Go" Program

In the spirit of "flattening the curve” during the COVID – 19 Pandemic, preventative strategies such as self isolating and social distancing by minimizing personal contact with individuals are being recommended by Canada’s Chief Medical Officer to assist in preventing and reducing the spread of the virus.  

Cypress County recognizes that there may be County residents who may not have the support of other family members or neighbours to pick up groceries on their behalf.  

Therefore, Cypress County is prepared to provide assistance, while the COVID – 19 Pandemic threat exists, by picking up and delivering groceries (ordered online and paid for by the resident) to County residents through the "Go For Groceries” Program.  
 
Media Releases
Our top priority is of the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees. We are focusing on maintaining essential services that County residents rely on. In our operations, we have developed strategies on how to best mitigate the risk of the virus to our workforce.  As further operational decisions are made, we will be making announcements to the public.  
 

What County services are online?
 
 

 
Media contact:
Tracey Jenkins
Communications Coordinator
tracey.jenkins@cypress.ab.ca