COVID-19 Information

Information was last updated on June 16, 2021.

The health and safety of our citizens is the City of Lacombe’s top priority. We are doing our best to ensure minimal disruptions to vital municipal services during this public health crisis. Learn more about our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and how this impacts you as a resident.

The Government of Alberta recently announced their "Open for Summer Plan" This three-stage plan outlines how restrictions will ease. COVID-19 transmission will continue to be monitored by the province. Currently, Alberta is in Stage 2 - with Stage 3 to commence two weeks after 70% of Albertans have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Information on the plan can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx#open

As of June 15, 2021 the City of Lacombe has 8 active cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Health officials are monitoring the situation and will adjust measures if required.

Gathering restrictions

As of June 10, Alberta moved into Stage 2 of the Open for Summer Plan

As of June 10, 2021, all indoor social gatherings remain prohibited.

As of June 10, 2021 all outdoor social gatherings must be limited to no more than 20 people with physical distancing still being maintained at all times between members of different households.

Workplaces, schools, and child care

  • Effective Dec. 8, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
  • Effective June 10, 2021, working from home is no longer mandatory, but still recommended when physical presence is not required.

As of May 25, K-12 students returned to in-class learning in Lacombe. 

Information on childcare in Alberta can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/child-care-during-covid-19.aspx.

Business and service restrictions

Effective June 10, Alberta is entering Stage 2 of the "Open for Summer Plan". 

Effective June 10, restaurants will be allowed to have six per table outdoors or indoors.

Retail services and shopping malls must limit customer capacity to 1/3 of fire code occupancy. This includes individual stores and common areas (see calculating occupancy limits). 

Effective June 10, personal and wellness services can reopen by appointment and walk-in services.

These measures will remain in place until they are changed by the Government of Alberta.

What else you should do

Albertans must continue following existing public health measures to keep everyone safe:

  • Stay 2 metres apart when you can, wear a mask when you can't
  • Practice good hygiene: wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Monitor your symptoms every day
  • If sick, stay home, get tested, and follow mandatory isolation requirements while waiting for results:
  • if positive, isolate from others for 10 days or until symptoms are gone, whichever is longer
  • if negative, stay home until you're better
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Get the flu shot to keep influenza cases low so health workers can focus on the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Download and use the ABTraceTogether contact tracing app when out in public

Enforcement

If you violate a public health order, you may be subject to a $2,000 fine. Additionally, you can be prosecuted for up to $100,000 for a first offence.

If you are concerned someone is not following public health orders, you can:

  • Remind them that not following orders is against the law and puts people at risk
  • Submit a complaint to AHS public health inspectors online or call 1-833-415-9179

Complaints that require an immediate response can also be reported to your local police force through their administrative phone line.

Mandatory masks

The Government of Alberta has updated its collection of COVID-19 visual resources to include a new mandatory masking poster, available here, alongside others that you and your community partners may wish to put up or share: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-information-posters.aspx.

 

A black and white version of the mandatory masking poster is available here: https://open.alberta.ca/publications/covid-19-information-help-prevent-the-spread-poster

Please Note: This information is only current at the time of writing and can change quickly. For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada and Alberta Health websites. 

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or lonely as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, you’re not alone. You can call a dedicated helpline to connect with mental health resources 24/7. 

Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642 

Addiction Help Line: 1-866-332-2322

AHS Public Health Inspectors Line: 1-833-415-9179  

You will be directed to a dedicated team of Alberta Health Services addiction and mental health staff for support and assistance.

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