Community Update #8 – Staying the Course

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HIGH RIVER AB – The Town’s latest Community Update is now available to read on highriver,ca/covid19. With the news about the rise in cases in the geographical area, and in town, it is even more important to stay the course. The changes in how we work, and in our everyday lives have been significant. The wellbeing and safety of the community is our priority. We appreciate how the community has rallied since March and encourage everyone to keep following recommended health precautions and provincial public health orders.

High River, like all municipalities, plays a support role to the Province and AHS. The Emergency Operations Centre, Mayor and Council, and staff work with Alberta Health Services to support and assist them during this emergency. We also ensure our residents continue to receive essential services. 

In this update:

Council News

At their Special Meeting of Council on April 21, Council awarded the tender to Kidco Construction for the Southwest Dike and 12th Ave Work. “In addition to completing the SW Dike and 12th Street repairs, Town work will also continue on other priority infrastructure projects starting soon as construction season is around the corner. We are pleased to be able to proceed with this work, which has the additional benefit of stimulating the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.” We will keep everyone updated as construction season begins. For details on all infrastructure projects, please visit the Town’s Major Projects Map at highriver.ca.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is the lead agency for specific information about confirmed cases

Many residents are wondering why the Town of High River isn’t able to provide specific details about confirmed cases or how they are being managed in Town. It is important to be clear that the lead agency for providing information about confirmed cases is the AHS. The Town receives the same data that the public get from the Ministry of Health… read more in this week’s Community Update

COVID-19 Response Continues

  • A new operational window begins next week that will take us to June 30, 2020. Learn more about the Town’s response from now to the end of June.

Salute to our Volunteers – You are all ‘Stars’ of High River!

  • It is National Volunteer Week! Please check the Town’s social media for messages from Council. And let’s make sure our volunteers know how much we value their contributions to High River.… read more in this week’s Community Update
Thumbs Up for Town Staff Working Outdoors this Spring
  • To honour physical distancing, don’t stop or approach staff working around Town. To follow health precautions staff are maintaining social distance. Why not give them a thumbs up or a wave as you pass by! If you have questions about garbage pickup, recycling, or water related issues, call 403-652-4657.… read more in this week’s Community Update

Yard Clean-Up Reminder about loose gravel – please do not put into garbage bins!

Using Parks and Pathways; Can I take my kids to play outside?
  • As the weather improves, people are heading outside to enjoy the sunshine and a break away from the house. If you wish to go outside with your family or home group, please remember that it is still important to practice physical distancing from others and follow proper hand hygiene. … read more in this week’s Community Update
Community Gardens and Home Gardens

Information about Non-Medical and Homemade Masks or Face Coverings

… read more about masks in this week’s Community Update

Links, Emails and Phone Numbers 
  • Wellness Corner: For those who need a boost, emotional and mental health support are available and listed on our town’s COVID19 web page, highriver.ca/wellness-corner. Please reach out if you have to, to keep staying strong until things return to a more normal pace.
  • The FCSS Resource Centre may be closed, but staff are still able to help provide services to our residents. FCSS staff are available by phone and email to provide support with Income Taxes (income based), regular EI applications and general inquiries. For assistance, please call 403-652-8620 or email fcss@highriver.ca  
  •  Remember, if you are sick or in self-isolation, stay home! Use the online self-assessment tool https://myhealth.alberta.ca/journey/covid-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspxIf necessary, contact Health Link 811.
  • Customer Service:  Call: 403-652-2110; Email: Corporateservices@highriver.ca
  • Visit trusted links for accurate and timely information: aberta.ca/covid19
Keep following the health precautions recommended by AHS. Stay the Course!
Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay informed.
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