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
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:
attendance of 50 at wedding or funeral ceremonies.
is recommended all faith-based activities limit attendance to one-third
capacity per service.
should not hold social gatherings within their homes and should not plan
social gatherings outside their community.
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
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
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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