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COVID-19 Community Update 7 – April 9, 2020

Mayor Craig Snodgrass Facebook Live Update, April 9 at 11 am (YouTube link)
  • News! Greater Foothills Family Resource Network Receives Provincial Funding (formerly Parent Link Centre)
  • Service closures and garbage pick-up information
  • George Lane Park – no parking permitted / campground closed. Vehicles found parked in George Lane Park will be ticketed.
  • Enforcement stepped up to ensure compliance with public health orders
  • Tips to enjoy the long weekend at home and avoid gatherings. Read the restrictions on gatherings here
  • Tips to stay safe and prevent the spread while grocery shopping. Read about preventing the spread here. 
  • Recycle Centre Information
  • Town Work Continues – Operations Curb Stop Maintenance
  • Handy Links, Email addresses and Phone Numbers
  • Easter Colouring and Decorating Contest Entries are due April 13!

The Town of High River’s Council and Staff Wish you a Safe and Happy Long Weekend.
 

 

Town of High River Response to COVID-19 Situation

Visit this page often for updated local information, which will also be shared via the Town’s social media channels.

What you will find below:

> Community Updates
> YouTube links to Mayor’s Facebook Live Updates and Council Special Meetings
> Link to Wellness Corner
> List of trusted links for accurate information
> Alberta Health Services links, including the self assessment tool
> Updated Event Cancellation and Facility Closures

 

Read Community Updates Here:

COVID-19 Community Update 7 – April 9, 2020 (PDF)

Community Update #6 April 3, 2020 (PDF)

Community Update #5 – March 25, 2020 – Early edition of this week’s Town Crier (PDF)

Community Update #4 – March 20, 2020 (PDF)

Community Update #3 – March 16, 2020 (PDF)

Community Update #2 – March 15, 2020 (PDF)

Community Update #1 – March 13, 2020 (PDF)


High River Town Council Updates

Facebook Live! Every Thursday at 11:00 am Video Updates from Mayor Craig Snodgrass

April 9, 2020 Facebook Live Video, Mayor Craig Snodgrass

April 2, 2020 Facebook Live Video, Mayor Craig Snodgrass

March 19, 2020 Facebook Live Video, Mayor Craig Snodgrass

March  26, 2020 Facebook Live Video, Mayor Craig Snodgrass

Council Special Meetings

All regular Council Meetings are cancelled until the end of May. High River’s Town Council will continue to hold Special Meetings live online as needed to address ongoing matters of high priority to the community.

Special Meeting of Council March 30, 2020 (YouTube link)

To view Special Meeting notices, agendas and minutes, please visit the Council Meetings webpage.

 

Wellness Corner

Because Wellness Matters for Everyone.

Click here to visit the new Wellness Corner web page.

> Weekly Wellness Calendars with tips and tricks to get through the week

> Resources in our community

> Resources outside of our community that are available in person, or by telephone and online

 

Visit Trusted Links for Accurate and Up-to-Date Information

Help Prevent the Spread

Alberta Government COVID-19 Updates (alberta.ca/covid19)

Government of Canada, Public Health Agency

Government of Canada Travel Advisories

World Health Organization

AHS information – how to detect a SCAM

Alberta Government Poster: CLICK HERE
Please print and post at your workplace or business

Alberta Health Services COVID-19 Information and Resources

Use the AHS Self Assessment Tool, then call 8-1-1 Health Link if you are sick: CLICK HERE

Check your symptoms: AHS Self Assessment Tool https://myhealth.alberta.ca/journey/covid-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

Please do not call 9-1-1 unless it is an emergency, as this is a dedicated emergency line.
If you accidentally call 9-1-1 please stay on the line to let the dispatcher know you called by accident and do not have an emergency

 

Town of High River Event Cancellations and Facility Closure Updates
(newest notices added at the end)

DateEvent / FacilityComments
Effective March 13 Council Meetings and Committee of the Whole Meetings scheduled for: March 23, April 14, April 27, May 11 and May 25Cancelled
Effective March 13High River Fire Station and Water Treatment PlantTemporarily Closed to the Public
Effective March 16Bob Snodgrass Recreation ComplexClosed
Effective March 16Recreation Programming at the Recreation ComplexCancelled. Memberships will be ‘frozen’ for the coming 6 week period, and this may be extended when reviewed in April.
March 13 to end of AprilRecertification for recreation roles and activities (e.g. Standard First Aid)Cancelled. The Town is exploring a grace period for important certifications, and rescheduling
Effective March 16All Swimming LessonsCancelled. Refunds will be available
Effective March 16Parent Link Centre, Parent Link Centre outreach programs and March 28 family social eventThe Parent Link Centre is closed and all programs and the social event are cancelled. Families can call the PLC for parenting support, information and referral” 403-652-8633
Effective March 16Town’s Culture CentreClosed. No future bookings are being taken at this time.
Effective March 16Foothills Counselling Walk-in Wednesday drop-insCancelled
Effective March 16Town Public Library, Museum of the Highwood and Highwood CentreClosed. Please visit their websites and social media channels for more information.
April 21Stars of High River Volunteer CelebrationCancelled
March 20Town Operations Administrative Services BuildingRestricted to Public Access Customer Service Enquiries: Please call 403-652-4657 Small Parcel Delivery: Please leave packages in the entry way between the double doors Large Parcel Delivery: Please call 403-652-4657 and someone will arrange to meet you in the yard.
March 20 2nd Wednesday Community Café at the Culture CentreCancelled until further notice
Until further noticeAll Town Boards and Committees, including recruitment for Boards and CommitteesCancelled
Until further noticeStaff Recruitment Cancelled until further notice
Effective March 23Town Hall restricted to Public AccessCustomer Service Remains a Priority. Please call 403-652-2110 or email corporateservices@highriver.ca Payments may still be made online, by email or by using the drop-box at the Town Hall Building.
Effective March 24 until further noticeUse of Town playgrounds and fitness equipment prohibited to prevent transmission of COVID-19 Town of High River parks remain open Residents are encouraged to enjoy time outdoors. To avoid the risk of transmission, follow all health precautions. • Stay home if you are sick. • If an area is busy, please move to a different area. • Step off a pathway or trail when others approach. • DO NOT use parks or public spaces in groups. • Maintain at least 2 metres (6 feet) social distance between users. • Do not touch any surfaces. • Use proper hand hygiene at all times. • Wash and sanitize your hands frequently • Do not touch your face
March 25All Assessment Open HousesCancelled. Please go to this page for more details – https://bit.ly/2WKOKwG
Effective March 30FCSS Office closed to public accessServices to residents are available by phone or email. Please call 403-652-8620 or email fcss@highriver.ca to learn more or to request a telephone appointment.
Effective April 2George Lane Campground ClosedGroups and gatherings or use of the campground for self isolation is prohibited
Effective April 2Tennis courts, sports fields (soccer and baseball) closed for the seasonSigns are being posted. Please do not use.
OngoingDog Parks and dog walking reminders Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet (2 metres). Do not let dogs interact or jump on others. When NOT in a dog park ensure dogs are kept under control and do not jump on others sharing the trails, pathways or sidewalks.
Effective April 9Annual Green Sweep Program Cancelled
Waiving of tipping fees will still continue on the usual dates. Stay tuned for more information which will be shared via our web page and social media.