COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus
Provincial COVID-19 Measures
Effective February 9: The Government of Alberta lifted the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP). Proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 result is no longer required for guests visiting recreation facilities, Gallery@501, Strathcona County Museum and Archives and Festival Place.
Masking is still mandatory in all indoor spaces, workplaces and public vehicles for everyone 13+. Strathcona County has amended the face covering bylaw to align with the Provincial mandatory mask requirements.
Please remain respectful if children and youth are wearing masks, and follow mask requirements in all indoor places.
Outdoor, private social gatherings are limited to 20 people with a minimum of two metres physical distancing between households.
Isolation is mandatory if you have COVID-19 or core COVID-19 symptoms.
Residents are no longer required to show proof of vaccination, medical exemption or negative COVID-19 test to access non-essential facilities and services.
Masks, distancing and cleaning
- Under the provincial mandate, physical distancing (where possible) and masks are mandatory in all indoor public places and workplaces across Alberta for everyone ages 13+.
- This includes grocery stores, shopping malls, indoor public events, health care settings, testing sites and long-term care facilities..Check out the FAQs at the bottom of the masks page.
- Plexiglass barriers, enhanced cleaning and hand sanitizing stations will remain in County facilities. Program capacities will be adjusted as the County hires and trains staff.
Print, post and share posters for:
- Mandatory masks (8.5x11 colour) (281.4 KB) ,
- Mandatory masks (8.5x11 BW) (516.4 KB)
- Mandatory masks (11x17 colour) (440.6 KB)
- Mandatory masks (11x17 BW) (3.1 MB)
- vaccinations (8.5x11) (9.0 MB) ,
- mental health (4 - 8.5x11) (5.5 MB) ,
- provincial campaigns.
- Know the mandatory masking and distancing requirements before you go.
- Check out how busy edutainment, walking tracks and wellness centres are before you go! The Millennium Place wave pool capacity is temporarily set to 90 swimmers, but will increase as lifeguards are hired and trained.
- Free recreation activities and virtual programs are available for all ages and abilities.
- Available for registered users to travel to their vaccination appointments, within Sherwood Park or a designated service area within the City of Edmonton. Essential medical trips are prioritized and regular trip rates apply. Masks are mandatory for all riders.
Supporting local businesses
Supports for residents and businesses
- If you are struggling, or have financial, housing or parenting concerns, call 780-464-4044 for support. Family and Community Services offers pay-what-you-can counselling and services to connect you to the supports you need, as well as free programs for caregivers, children and youth.
- Economic Development and Tourism continues to to help you and your business cope and adapt to the changes.
- All Albertans exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms including those who are close contacts of COVID-19 cases are eligible for free testing by appointment at Alberta Health Services assessment centres across Alberta. Book your test online by visiting ahs.ca/covid or phoning 811. If you are a close contact and asymptomatic, testing is not required by the Province.
- The Province updated their isolation and quarantine requirements for Albertans who are partially and fully vaccinated.
- The Strathcona County AHS testing site is located in trailers in the northwest corner of the Bethel Transit Terminal parking lot off of Broadview Road, not in the Bethel Transit Terminal.
- Please do not ride transit to get to your appointment. If you require transportation, contact 811 and they will assist you. If you are going for testing at the Bethel site, please do not enter the transit terminal building.
- If you have an enforcement-related question, contact RCMP and Enforcement Services at 780-467-7741. RCMP is on call if businesses, operators or proprietors face a conflict with the public.
- Please note, as part of Strathcona County’s commitment to safety, for both guests and staff, the County has adopted a zero-tolerance approach to health and safety non-compliance or any disrespectful behaviour.
Strathcona County COVID-19 case count
COVID-19 data is sourced from the Government of Alberta. The data is updated periodically throughout the day.