Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Residents
On this page:
- Kneehill County Re-Opening Plan
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Provincial Relaunch Information
- Kneehill County Services and Re-Opening Plan
- Information about COVID-19
- Community Supports
- Financial Supports
Kneehill County’s Re-Opening Plan
On April 30, 2020, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced Alberta’s relaunch strategy--a safely staged COVID-19 recovery plan to gradually reopen businesses and services and get people back to work.
Read more about Alberta’s relaunch strategy here: https://www.alberta.ca/…/covid19-alberta-relaunch-strategy.…
Following these provincial announcements, Kneehill County has been working to gradually re-open our facilities and in-person services, while taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our staff and residents. We’ve opened our day-use parks, campgrounds, and playgrounds to the public (with restrictions in place) and began to allow in-person appointments at the Kneehill County office.
With the province announcing Phase 2 of their relaunch strategy, we will see further restrictions relaxing, and more operations and services resume. (Businesses and non-profits in the County can visit Alberta Biz Connect for guidelines and supports to prepare for re-opening safely, once they are able.) Following the province’s lead, and with continued low case numbers of COVID-19 present in the community, the Kneehill County office re-opened to the public on Monday, June 15, 2020.
Walk-ins and in-person services are available, and in-person attendance to Council and Committee meetings have resumed. Safety protocols, increased sanitization and proper barriers are in place at the office to ensure the continued safety of residents and staff. Please continue to physically distance, practice good hygiene, and do not visit the Kneehill County office if you are ill.
Kneehill County will continue to monitor updates from the province and Alberta Health Services, and will determine future services, events and increased public interaction based on their recommendations.
COVID-19 News Releases
On March 13, the Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) was activated for Kneehill County. County staff continue to implement measures as advised by the province and Alberta Health Services to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
Kneehill County has implemented Business Continuity processes and protocols to maintain all essential services during this time. While Kneehill County is working to maintain all of our services, residents may experience service level disruptions, changes in the delivery of certain services, and meeting and event cancellations as a result of the virus and the developing situation. Essential services, such as road, water and fire services, will not be disrupted.
Kneehill County is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 health risk for any new developments and will follow public health restrictions for mass gatherings, recommendations for social distancing and other safety protocols in accordance with Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) and the Government of Alberta’s public health actions.
- Kneehill County's Re-Opening Plan
- Can I go for a hike at Horseshoe Canyon?
- When will Kneehill County's campgrounds open?
- How can the public attend Council meetings?
- What is the County doing with Utilities to help the community financially?
- Can I still come to the office to pay a bill?
- Which Kneehill County programs and events have been cancelled?
- What are the best websites to get the information I need?
- What is COVID-19?
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- I think I have COVID-19 symptoms. What should I do?
- Who can be tested for COVID-19?
- How do I isolate?
- Which specific public health orders are subject to fines for violation?
- What should I do if I know of someone violating public health orders?
- How do I prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- What is physical (social) distancing?
- Should I wear a non-medical mask when out in public?
- How can I safely enjoy outdoor activities?
- What else can I do to prepare for COVID-19?
- What financial supports are available for individuals?
- What is the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, and how do I apply?
- Can I delay my federal income taxes?
- What supports are the Governments of Alberta and Canada providing for businesses?
- Is there any financial assistance available for non-profits or charities?