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March 26 2020

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COVID-19 InformationAlberta Relaunch Strategy

The province has announced that some businesses and facilities may be allowed to resume full operations as early as May 14 with enhanced infection prevention and controls in place.

Please download the following guidance for re-opening your business: Guidance for business owners re-opening or continuing operations (PDF, 71 KB)

Send all questions regarding reopening to BizConnect@gov.ab.ca

IMPORTANT NOTICE, MAY 1

The Province announced its relaunch strategy on Thursday April 30th, outlining a number of early actions that can be made as early as this weekend, as well as providing dates for a gradual reopening over several stages.

Please be advised that this announcement does not mean that the Town is immediately prepared to lift all restrictions and closures. Now that the Province has announced their reopening strategy, the Town needs to prepare its own strategy and timeline for reopening parks and facilities in Cardston.

For the time being, EVERYTHING (Town-owned) remains closed until the Town announces otherwise, this includes the golf course, campground and all playgrounds.

Please continue to obey all signs and closures until further notice from the Town.


UPDATE, APRIL 24
Mayor’s update #4.


UPDATE, APRIL 9
Mayor’s update #3.


UPDATE, MARCH 27
The Mayor provided an update.


UPDATE, MARCH 25

Self-Isolation

As of today, you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days if you:

  • returned from travel outside of Canada after March 12 or you

  • are a close contact of a person confirmed to have COVID-19 (provides care, lives with or has close physical contact, or comes into direct contact with infectious body fluids)

If you become sick during this time, you must self-isolate from all other members of your household for 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer (see www.alberta.ca/self-isolation.aspx for more details).

There is some confusion surrounding what it means to “self-isolate”, and when it is appropriate to do so. The province has an information page on Self Isolation, detailing why you should self-isolate, and when.

Self Isolation should not be confused with social distancing.

Social distancing means you can still go out and about in public, but you are maintaining a safe distance from people so as not to risk becoming infected. Going for walks and enjoying wide open green spaces are considered social distancing, because you are avoiding crowds and places where people tend to congregate. You can be social distant while running errands and shopping.

Self-isolation means stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings.


UPDATE, MARCH 18
The Mayor provides the people of Cardston with a news update.


UPDATE, MARCH 17

  • The Library is closed to the public until further notice.

  • The Town office remains open, but only for people conducting official business. Residents are encouraged to pay bills online and call the Town office for questions instead of visiting the office if possible. Do not come to the Office if you are showing any symptoms of illness.


ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 13

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Cardston has received a number of inquiries regarding municipal services and utilities.

At this point in time the COVID19 virus has not compromised any municipal services. This includes employees, water and wastewater utilities, garbage pickup and recycling services, the Library, and social services provided by FCSS.

All departments of the Town Administration continue to operate normally and without any interruption.

The Town is however advising all Town residents to follow the direction and recommendations of health officials and the province as a precaution for preventing the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Cardston.

There is a lot of hysteria and misinformation being distributed on the web. We urge everyone to refer to the following official sources for all information regarding the ongoing pandemic:

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