Following the announcement of enhanced public health measures, the Government of Alberta has made guidelines on reduced capacities and occupant loads available on their website.
These guidelines cover definitions, instructions, and suggestions for how affected businesses can determine their occupant load under the Fire Code.
November 22nd Update:
On November 22nd, Athabasca County moved to Enhanced Status on the Provincial Relaunch Status Map, with 10 active cases and an active case rate of 75.8 per 100,000 people. This status change includes all communities within the County’s limits. For reference, the threshold for moving to Enhanced Status is an active case rate of 50 per 100,000 with at least 10 active cases.
Effective November 13, areas under Enhanced Status will now have additional measures in place, including:
- Restaurants, bars, lounges and pubs must stop liquor sales by 10pm and close by 11pm - applies to Class A, B or C licenses (Nov 13-27).
- 15-person limit on social and family gatherings - indoors and outdoors - where people are mixing and mingling.
- 50-person limit on indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and funeral services.
- No social gatherings inside your home or outside of your community. Instead, socialize outdoors or in structured settings, like restaurants or other business that are subject to legal limits and take steps to prevent transmission.
- Limit of 3 cohorts: your core household, your school, and one other sport or social cohort. Young children who attend child care can be part of 4 cohorts.
- Wear a mask in all indoor work settings, except when alone in a workspace or an appropriate barrier is in place.
- Employers in office settings should implement measures to reduce the number of employees in the workplace at one time.
- Faith-based gatherings limited to 1/3 capacity at one time.
The measures related to group fitness, group performance, and team sport activities do not apply to your area at this time.
Businesses may download and print posters here.
Athabasca’s Mayor, Council and Staff would like to send a message of encouragement and thanks to the members of our community, however no words can completely capture our gratitude. These have been challenging times for all, we each face unique trials in our lives as we move through these uncertain times together.
We would like to thank each of you for doing what you can, working from home, social distancing, and self-isolating. These steps are of great value and support community essential service workers who continue to provide services to our community. Thank you to our community’s essential service workers, healthcare workers, first responders, transportation services and our local supermarkets, for your continued service in these challenging times.
We encourage you to take comfort that Athabasca is a community that has overcome great obstacles in our history and we will continue to do so. In times of hardship the members of our community show up with acts of kindness and support for others in our community that is profoundly moving.
We thank you for making us all proud to call Athabasca home.
Our Sincerest Gratitude
Mayor, Council and Staff
The Town of Athabasca is a member of the TED COMMITTEE and the following information and resources has been assemble for those that require assistance.