Sturgeon County's COVID-19 Response

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Sturgeon County Response to COVID-19

As we navigate the dynamic and changing landscape related to the global COVID19 pandemic, Sturgeon County is committed to the delivery of essential services while ensuring the health and safety of our residents and staff.

This page will be updated regularly to reflect changes in our operations as well as local restrictions and guidelines based on our classification as determined by the Province of Alberta.

Current Regional Classification: Enhanced

Sturgeon County, as part of the Edmonton Zone, is in the Enhanced category.

This means that additional measures are in place to help protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. The provincial restrictions apply to all individuals and businesses within Sturgeon County.

Mandatory Masks

As of November 24, 2020, the Province of Alberta has implemented mandatory mask requirements for communities within the Edmonton zone, which includes Sturgeon County.

The provincial requirement means that masks are mandatory in all indoor workplaces, except when working alone in an office or a safely distanced cubicle or an appropriate barrier is in place. This applies to all employees, visitors, delivery personnel and contractors and includes all locations where employees are present and masks won’t pose a safety risk. The November 24, 2020 announcement does not change current student mask requirements in schools.

Should the Province of Alberta remove these requirements, the Sturgeon County Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw 1513/20 will remain in effect until the County reaches “open” status. 

COVID-19 Information for Residents and Businesses

Please visit the Government of Alberta website for more information on COVID-19 including public health measures and restrictions, isolation and quarantine requirements, symptoms and testing, business supports and information, and more.

Additional information and government support information can be found in our COVID-19 Resource Guide (dated September 14, 2020). Information is deemed accurate as of the date last shared but information regarding government supports and programs is rapidly change.

Sturgeon County Core and Essential Services

Sturgeon County continues to provide core and essential services. County buildings are open to the public, but we ask you to consider utilizing virtual options wherever possible. Please note that masks are mandatory when visiting any Sturgeon County facility.

For those who require emergent service or time sensitive business, please call 780-939-4321 or Toll Free 1-866-939-9303 to book an appointment or be directed to any department. 

  • Family & Community Support Services is available for those who are struggling, need food, medical supplies or transportation to special medical appointments or just someone to talk to, please call 780 939-8332 or 780-722-1479 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible. 
     
  • Development Support Services will still receive applications (development permits; all safety code permits; subdivisions; amendments, compliance certificate requests, etc.) via Email, Fax, mail or the Sturgeon County Centre drop-box. For any other inquiries contact us via email or phone.
    Email: pandd@sturgeoncounty.ca | P: 780 939-8275 | F: 780 939-2076   
     
  • Assessment Services staff is available by email assessmentservices@sturgeoncounty.ca 

Sturgeonservices.ca is your online source for Fire Permits, Dog Licences, Water & Bulk Water, Agriculture Services Rentals and more. 

Note: Recreation programs, events, and in-person public engagement sessions have been suspended indefinitely until such time as COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and Sturgeon County determines it is safe to resume these activities.

Sturgeon County Staff Resources

Pursuant to provincial requirements, and in order to protect the health and safety of our employees and avoid disruption in municipal services, County staff have been asked to work from home where possible and to avoid in-person meetings. All business-related travel including meetings and training have been cancelled in accordance with AHS guidelines.

Sturgeon County Council Meetings

Sturgeon County Council continues to meet virtually and meetings are available to the public to watch online. Upcoming meeting information including agendas along with past meeting minutes and video archives can be found online.

Regional Restrictions

Alberta is now under a state of public health emergency. Beginning November 24 and extending for three weeks, additional restrictions are in place for the Edmonton area and other enhanced regions. Find out more at alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

Face Covering Poster

Download and print your own poster to let customers know about the current face covering restrictions.

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