Coronavirus Information for Residents

The Town’s top priority is the health, safety and well-being of the public and our employees, especially those who are most vulnerable.

Update March 23, 2020:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic,
all Town of Blackfalds facilities are closed until May 15, 2020.

See the latest News releases regarding Town facility closures and program & event cancellations.

Check out the Business Resource Centre for supports available to businesses.

Visit the Abbey Centre for closure, membership, and program information.

See COVID-19 Community and Social Support Services below.

See Helpful Links below.

Have you recently returned from outside Canada or show symptoms?

If you recently returned from travel outside Canada or have symptoms - cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing:

  • Conduct a self-assessment provided by Alberta Health Services.
  • Self-isolate yourself immediately and call 8-1-1.
  • Do not go to emergency, medical clinic or your doctor’s office.
  • Health Link officials at 8-1-1 will arrange testing.

Self Isolation Information Sheet

Province of Alberta Coronovirus (COVID-19) Q & A

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

COVID-19 Community and Social Support Services

Providing safe and timely access to supports and services is at the heart of what we do. The Province of Alberta is committed to addressing family violence and, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue supporting vulnerable Albertans.

Social Connectedness

Isolation is a risk factor for family violence, so during this time of physical social distancing, we encourage everyone to stay socially connected. Consider staying connected with family, friends, colleagues and community however you can: through phone, text, video chat or social media.

Family Violence Info Line

We are encouraging Albertans experiencing family violence to call the Family Violence Info Line. The trained staff on the line can provide advice and support, and information on supports and services available in the caller’s area.

  • Call 310-1818 | 24/7 | 170+ languages
  • Chat online alberta.ca/SafetyChat | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily | English

Please note: The Family Violence Info Line will continue to help Albertans get connected to the right information and supports. They are doing their best to meet the increased demand. However, Albertans may experience higher than normal wait times to reach someone.

Helpful Resources

Who is at Higher Risk?

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Helpful Links

Upcoming expiry dates for Alberta drivers’ licences, identification cards, vehicle registrations, other permits and certificates are being extended until May 15.

Coronavirus info for Albertans

Mental Health Link "Text4Hope"

Alberta Health Services

Province of Alberta

Health Canada

Government of Canada Economic Response Plan to COVID-19

Canada Revenue Agency - Help to Canadians

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

"My Name is Coronavirus"- Children's Activity Book for ages 7 and under - by Manuela Molina.