COVID-19 Updates & Information

UPDATE: November 12, 2020 - The Province has released more restrictions to try to limit the spread of COVID-19. As the County is under "Enhanced Status” for our current number of active cases we encourage you to review the following.

New public health measures:

  • Starting Nov. 13, all restaurants, bars, lounges and pubs in regions under enhanced status must cease liquor sales by 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m. The restriction will remain in place until Nov. 27.
  • There will also be a two-week ban on indoor group fitness classes, team sport activities and group performance activities in Edmonton and surrounding areas, Calgary and surrounding areas, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Red Deer and Lethbridge. This means no teams from any of these areas can come to facilities in Cypress County.
  • Additional public health measures will also be implemented in all regions under an enhanced status. These measures will be in place until further notice:
    • Maximum attendance of 50 at wedding or funeral ceremonies.
    • It is recommended all faith-based activities limit attendance to one-third capacity per service.
    • Residents should not hold social gatherings within their homes and should not plan social gatherings outside their community.
    • It is recommended employers in office settings implement measures to reduce the number of employees in the workplace at one time.
  • All existing guidance and legal orders remain in place in all areas.

Alberta Health, AHS and local municipalities will continue to closely monitor the spread across the province.

The Government of Alberta is asking all Albertans to do their part. If these measures are not successful, it will be necessary to implement more restrictive measures.

Information regarding these and other public health measures can be found 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.  
 

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