Public health measures will be lifted in 3 steps, starting February 9.
Update Feb. 28, 2022: Easing Measures Step 2
For additional information regarding each step, please visit the following link:
3 Stages to Lifting Public Health Measures
Blackfalds Active COVID-19 Cases: 10-19
As of Mar. 23, 2022 (Updated every Wednesday)
Provided by Alberta Health Services.
As of March 1, 2022, the Abbey Centre and Blackfalds Community Centre is no longer participating in the Restriction Exemption Program (REP) and masks are no longer mandatory.
A brief outline of Step 2 changes coming into effect on March 1st are highlighted below:
- Remaining school requirements removed (example: Kindergarten to grade 6 cohorts).
- Youth screening activities for entertainment and sports activities are removed.
- Capacity on all large venues and entertainment venues is lifted.
- Indoor and outdoor social gathering limits are lifted.
- Mandatory work-from-home requirements are lifted.
- Provincial mask mandate will be lifted except in high-risk settings, including on public transit, at AHS operated and contracted medical facilities, and all continuing care settings.
- Wear a face covering or mask that covers the nose, mouth and chin.
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
See the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) "How to Protect Yourself & Others"
If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:
- Stock up on supplies.
- Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
- When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
- Avoid crowds as much as possible.
- Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
- During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
If you recently returned from travel outside Canada or have symptoms - cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing:
- Conduct a self-assessment provided by Alberta Health Services.
- Self-isolate yourself immediately and call 8-1-1.
- Do not go to emergency, medical clinic or your doctor’s office.
- Health Link officials at 8-1-1 will arrange testing.
Our Family and Community Social Services are here to support you!
Staff are still available to respond to public questions and concerns. Contact FCSS 403.600.9066 or email email@example.com.
ATBcares.com - To support our local food bank. For the month of April, all eligible donations made through ATB Cares in will be matched by 50%, up to a maximum of $100,000.
Blackfalds IGA curbside pickup Services
Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM
Lacombe Ford Free Errand Services
Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with the ABTraceTogether mobile app.
- Coronavirus info for Albertans
- Province's Emergency Financial Assistance
- Interactive aggregate data on COVID-19 cases in Alberta
- Seniors and Housing Q & A
- Public Health Orders & Enforcement during COVID-19
Service Canada - Ready to Help
- Service Canada Ready to Help
- Service Canada Ready to Help - Businesses
- Service Canada Ready to Help - Seniors
- Service Canada Ready to Help - Youth
The CDC has produced a series of fact sheets for young adults, ages 15-21. The factsheets cover a variety of topics, including what test results mean, how to stay safe at the pool or beach, how to wear a face covering and other preventive measures.
"My Name is Coronavirus"- Children's Activity Book for ages 7 and under - by Manuela Molina.