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.
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.
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
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
- COVID information for Albertans
- Public Health Orders
- Report a Public Health Order Violation
- Online Self Assessment
- Fraud Alert
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.
Each facility has specific guidelines in place to protect everyone's safety.
- Aquatic Centre
- Dance Studio
- Wally Fedun Arena
- Fitness Centre
- Centennial Library
- Visitor Information Centre
- Town Offices
- Vegreville Material Recovery Centre
- Vegreville Landfill
- Social Centre
- Multiplex (Curling Rink)
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
- Skate Park
- Tennis Courts
- Vegreville Municipal Campground
- Outdoor Rink
- 2020-03-12 Statement regarding COVID-19
- 2020-03-16 Town announces facility closures
- 2020-03-18 Town announces additional facility closures
- 2020-03-19 Mayor Tim MacPhee addresses residents following the closure of buildings
- 2020-03-20 FCSS cancellations and modified services
- 2020-03-23 Council Meeting Rescheduled
- 2020-03-26 Town-owned playgrounds closed
- 2020-03-30 Council meeting postponed until April 15
- 2020-03-30 COVID-19 update from Vegreville Mayor Tim MacPhee
- 2020-04-06 COVID-19 update from Vegreville Mayor Tim MacPhee
- 2020-04-06 Lights of Hope
- 2020-04-14 COVID-19 update from Vegreville
- 2020-04-20 COVID-19 update from Mayor Tim MacPhee
- 2020-04-27 COVID-19 update from Mayor Tim MacPhee
- 2020-05-15 Town Facilities to Start Slowly Opening on May 19
- 2020-05-22 Vegreville Playgrounds to Open on May 22.
- 2020-05-29 Vegreville Visitor Information Centre and Municipal Campground to open June 1.
- 2020-06-23 Vegreville Council approves opening of Spray Park and Fitness Centre with restrictions
- 2020-06-25 TELUS Candle
- 2020-07-06 Splash Park & Fitness Relaunch
- 2020-07-16 Garage Sales
- 2020-09-09 Wally Fedun Arena
- 2020-09-16 Aquatic Centre & Dance Studio
- 2020-10-27 Social Centre
- 2020-10-28 COVID-19 Testing site coming to Vegreville