COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Public Information
The Town of Didsbury is monitoring the global COVID-19 situation and taking extra precautions within our organization and facilities. We strongly encourage residents to listen to the updates and information provided by Alberta Health Services. Please check back here regularly for information and updates in regards to the Town of Didsbury's response to the current COVID-19 situation.
Key facts about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- Anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed to, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their primary care provider or call 8-1-1. DO NOT GO TO A HOSPITAL OR A CLINIC.
- The Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a COVID-19 telephone information line at 1-833-784-4397.
- The Town is following all guidelines provided by the Alberta Ministry of Health to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
- Staff are working with user groups to cancel any gatherings of 250 or more scheduled for the coming weeks at municipal facilities.
PROVINCIAL & FEDERAL SUPPORT
Click the links below to be redirected to the Government of Alberta/Canada websites where you will find more information on financial supports being offered through our governments.
POSTERS & AWARENESS
The Alberta Government has created a set of three posters to support awareness and actions that can be taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta. Click HERE to download the posters for your to help spread awareness.
ONLINE SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL
Health Link continues to experience high call volumes, regularly receiving more than 6,300 calls daily. To help manage wait times, AHS has doubled Health Link staff and tripled call line capacity. AHS has now implemented a new online assessment tool. This tool will guide Albertans to answer questions about symptoms and take them through steps to help determine whether they need testing.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RETURNING SNOWBIRDS
Alberta Health Services has provided some valuable information for "snow birds" returning back into Canada from their winter vacations, via land. Click the links below to read more!
UPDATE - March 24, 2020 at 7:11 pm
TOWN OF DIDSBURY PLAYGROUNDS, PLAYSTRUCTURES, CAMPGROUND & SKATEPARK CLOSED.
Please be advised that effective immediately, all playground equipment, play structures, skatepark facilities, and Rosebud Valley Campground are CLOSED to the public.
Sport fields, green spaces and dog parks remain open. However, large groups congregating in these spaces is prohibited. Please ensure no more than 2 residents are using the designated dog parks at a given time, and remember to stay 2 meters apart from those around you to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
UPDATE - March 17, 2020 at 8:30 am
TOWN OF DIDSBURY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE CLOSURE:
Effective immediately: The Town of Didsbury Administration Office is now CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice. We encourage our residents to use our online services, and contact us on our Information Line at 403-335-2030 for assistance. Our staff will remain in the building, working to ensure essential services for our residents are not affected.
COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLATION:
Please be advised that Didsbury Town Council has decided to CANCEL all scheduled Regular Council Meetings until April 6, 2020.
UPDATE - March 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm
DIDSBURY OUT OF SCHOOL CARE ASSOCIATION (DOSCA) CLOSURE:
Please be advised that our before and after school program, DOSCA is now CLOSED effective immediately as per the recommendation from the Chief Medical Officer for Alberta. For any questions or concerns regarding the DOSCA closure, please contact our DOSCA Facilitator at 403-335-8719 or email email@example.com
The Didsbury Municipal Library is also closed indefinitely, effective immediately.
UPDATE - March 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm
DIDSBURY MEMORIAL COMPLEX CLOSURE:
The health and safety of our residents, visitors and staff is of the utmost importance to the Town of Didsbury. As such, in response to the COVID-19 situation, we have made the decision to close the Didsbury Memorial Complex to the public until further notice. This includes all use of the Didsbury Aquatic Centre, Arena and Multi-Purpose Room. The Didsbury Curling Rink will remain open for the duration of their current bonspiel, which ends tomorrow evening. We thank all residents and users for their understanding of this decision.
UPDATE - March 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Town of Didsbury is being proactive to protect our staff and our community from the risks associated with COVID-19. In order to keep our facilities as safe as possible, the Town of Didsbury is undertaking the following internal measures:
UPDATE - March 13, 2020 at 10:45 am
Town of Didsbury Service Closures: Effective immediately, the following closures/ cancellations have been implemented:
The Town of Didsbury continues to monitor this developing situation and will continue to post updates as changes occur. As always, residents are encouraged to continue accessing information and following guidelines from the Province of Alberta regarding COVID-19 at www.alberta.ca.
Please see the attached Alberta Health Services link for information & updates on the virus & how to prepare.