Town of High River COVID-19 Information

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Town of High River Releases Local Relaunch Strategy

A Message from Mayor Snodgrass

Timelines: June to September 2020

Town of High River Relaunch Strategy June 2020 (PDF)

 

 

 

 

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

 

Community Updates

Community Update #13 June 4, 2020 – Town Releases Local Relaunch Strategy (PDF)

COVID-19 Community Update #12 May 22, 2020 (Link) – Town Crier Digital Edition

COVID-19 Community Update 11 May 15, 2020 (PDF)

Community Update #10 – May 8 Town Crier

Community Update #9 – April 30, 2020 (PDF)

Community Update #8 – April 24, 2020 (PDF)

Community Update #7 – April 9, 2020 (PDF)

Community Update #6 – April 3, 2020 (PDF)

Community Update #5 – March 25, 2020 (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)

 

Facebook Live Updates from Mayor Craig Snodgrass

The Mayor’s Facebook Live Updates are discontinued for now. Please continue to tune into live – streamed Council meetings and watch our website and social media for new information. Thank you for tuning in and for all of the comments and support. 

June 4, 2020 Facebook Live Video, Mayor Craig Snodgrass (Final Video)

Visit the Town’s YouTube Channel to view all Mayor Live Updates.

 

Council Special Meetings – Visit highriver.ca/council-meetings

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.
Watch Live-streaming of Council Meetings on highriver.ca/council-meetings when meetings are scheduled and to see agendas and minutes.

Next Council Meeting: June 8, 2020

Special Meeting of Council May 11, 2020 (YouTube)

Special Meeting of Council April 21, 2020 (YouYube)

Special Meeting of Council March 30, 2020 (YouTube)

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

 

For current information:

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

Town of High River Local Relaunch Strategy Key Dates

Watch for more updates June – September, 2020. Note the Provincial Stage 2 & 3 dates will be shared by the Province. The dates below reflect the Town’s local relaunch plans. Details will be shared as plans are in place.
DateEvent / FacilityComments
June 2020Council MeetingsContinue to take place online, and live-streamed. Visit highriver.ca/council-meetings to view meetings live when scheduled, and to see the agenda and minutes.
June 2020Town Hall, Fire Hall, Water Treatment Plant, Culture Centre, Town Operations and other town facilitiesRemain Closed to the Public. Contact Customer Service by phone or email 403-652-2110 corporateservice@highriver.ca Payments may still be made online, by email or by using the drop-box at the Town Hall Building.
June 2020Bob Snodgrass Recreation ComplexRemains Closed
June 2020Recreation Programming at the Recreation ComplexContinues online. Visit the Town’s Parks and Recreation Facebook Page
June 2020Greater Foothills Family CentreVisit highriver.ca/greater-foothills-family-centre for information about the new, provincially funded Greater Foothills Family Resource Network. For more information: Email: gffc@highriver.ca Phone: 403-652-8633
June 2020Town Public Library, Museum of the Highwood and Highwood CentrePlease visit their websites and social media channels for information about re-opening dates
June 2020 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
June 2020Recycle CentreRemains open. Please practice proper physical distancing and hand sanitization
June 1, 2020Town playgrounds, sport fields, fitness equipment, tennis courts, pickleball courts, skate park and horseshoe pits re-opened Please use responsibly to avoid the risk of transmission. Use at your own risk and bring hand sanitizer as surfaces are not sanitized. 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
June 2020FCSS 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 June 15George Lane Campground Re-opens on June 15Registrations are opening for camping in the George Lane Park campground. The Town has been working with the Lions Club and campground hosts to ensure that all AHS protocols are in place. The campground will open on June 15 for registered guests only. Campers will be asked to use the washroom facilities in their recreational vehicle whenever possible to reduce traffic at shared use facilities. There will be no group camping. For further information, call 403-652-2529 or email camping@georgelanecampground.ca
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.
June 1, 2020Yard and Garage Sales PermittedHosts and attendees jointly responsible to manage physical distancing and proper sanitization Virtual sales are preferred; Open air driveway spaces are recommended
June 1, 2020Mobile Vendors and Food Trucks – Local Vendors may set up within the TownLocal vendors will be able to set up starting June 1 Vendors are responsible to manage physical distancing and sanitizing protocols
June 15, 2020Mobile Vendors and Food Trucks – Out of Town VendorsOut of Town vendors will be able to set up starting June 1 Vendors are responsible to manage physical distancing and sanitizing protocols
June 15, 2020High River Farmer’s MarketTown staff are working with the Farmer’s Market on an opening date.
July 1 – August 31Watch for UpdatesDuring the summer months the Town will see staff that have been working remotely gradually return to the workplace. Preparations will begin for Stage 3 of the Provincial Relaunch Strategy, and the re-opening of all facilities. This will include office re-design for health and safety and protocols for public interaction.
September 2020Watch for UpdatesMunicipal Facilities Re-open as we anticipate a full re-opening with no restrictions in Stage 3 of the Provincial Relaunch Strategy. Re-open Town facilities to public access with new protocols and re-designed public spaces in place such as plexi-glass barriers, distancing floor and wall decals in reception, signs to remind everyone to practice physical distancing and hand sanitizing stations.