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COVID19

As of November 30, 2020, at 4:00 PM, the Town of Vegreville has been moved to an 'enhanced status'. This enacts mandatory measures from Alberta Health and are in effect to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Our number one priority is the health, safety and well-being of our residents, staff, and visitors, so to go along with the new public health measures, Town Council has introduced a Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw for the Town of Vegreville. The Bylaw is effective on November 30, 2020 until February 28, 2021.

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PUBLIC HEALTH RESTRICTIONS & FACE COVERINGS BYLAW

Below are specific reference points for communication with the public in response to the Provincial COVID-19 restrictions update on November 24th, 2020.

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Limit social gatherings. Social gatherings are currently a key driver of COVID-19 spread in Alberta.

  • DO NOT hold social gatherings inside your home, public spaces or work settings.
  • DO NOT move social gatherings to communities with no restrictions as it puts you and others at risk.
  • STAY LOCAL unless it is absolutely necessary to travel to enhanced level regions.

Practice physical distancing

Wear a face-covering whenever possible in public spaces

Programs in place for support. Contact FCSS for more information on.

  • Delivery supports available
  • Mental health supports
  • Community supports referral

AB COVID Trace app

  • We encourage all citizens to install the AB COVID trace app for Apple and Android devices.

DO YOUR PART TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Wear a non-medical mask or face covering:

  • when you are in shared indoor spaces
  • when you cannot maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others
  • as advised by your local public health authority

BE KIND

Some people may not be able to wear a mask or face covering.

Non-medical masks are not recommended for:

  • people who suffer from an illness or disabilities that make it difficult to put on or take off a mask
  • those who have difficulty breathing
  • children under the age of 2 years

 BE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE

  •  Wear reusable masks whenever possible
  •  Washable and reusable masks are more environmentally friendly than disposable masks
  •  If you must use a disposable mask, dispose of it properly
  • Don't litter

Please visit alberta.ca/covid for the most up-to-date information on the pandemic in Alberta.

Information & Resources

Town Council has passed the Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw.  On November 30, 2020 face coverings (masks) are now mandatory in all indoor public places and public vehicles.  

Why use a mask

Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it's difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times.

Wearing a homemade or non-medical mask in public is another tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It hasn’t been proven that masks protect the person wearing it, but it can help protect people from being exposed to your germs.

Masks should complement – not replace – other prevention measures. Continue physical distancing and good hand hygiene, and stay home when sick.


For more information on masks, please visit www.alberta.ca/masks.

Facilities

Each facility has specific guidelines in place to protect everyone's safety.  

Open Facilities 

Closed Facilities

  • Multiplex (Curling Rink)


Outdoor Amenities

New Public Health Orders allow a maximum of 10 people gathering outdoors for audience-type gatherings.  If you plan to utilize our outdoor amenities, we ask that you use your judgement. If you can enjoy an amenity while maintaining physical distancing from those outside your family or cohort, you should do so. If physical distancing can't be maintained, then we recommend you wear a mask or visit at a less busy time. 

Open Outdoor Amenities

  • Playgrounds
  • Skate Park
  • Tennis Courts
  • Vegreville Municipal Campground
  • Outdoor Rink