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Town Response

Town Response
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Town Response

Updated May 25, 2020

In response to the Alberta Government’s relaunch strategy, the first stage of the Town of Okotoks’ relaunch plan for public amenities begins Victoria Day long weekend. The Town continues to follow the direction of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the guidelines provided with the provincial relaunch strategy. Stage one includes re-opening some amenities and facilities over the next month, with health and safety measures in place, as well as continued adherence to physical distance rules. Refer to the chart below for details. Note: this list is subject to change.

Parks and Outdoor Recreation Locations

AreaStatusDetails
Off-leash Dog ParkOPEN with restrictionsOpen with physical distancing. 
Community GardenOPEN Open as of May 1 2020.
Park spaces, natural areas and pathwaysOPENOpen with physical distancing. 
Okotoks Skate ParkOPENOpen with restrictions and physical distancing protocols in place.
Public playground structures and outdoor fitness equipmentOPENING starting May 27

Alberta Health Services guidelines for playground safety

We encourage residents to use parks and open spaces while maintaining social distancing. Learn more

Ball Diamonds and Playing FieldsCLOSEDClosed for any league play, organized team games or activities.
Permitted use: Non-organized, passive use only, with appropriate physical distancing.
Outdoor Sport CourtsOPENING week of May 25Non-league singles tennis or pickleball will be permitted. Non-league doubles with members outside the same household is not allowed. 
BMX TrackOpening May 27Will open with restrictions and physical distancing protocols in place
Outdoor Park Washrooms/ToiletsCLOSED 
Water Spray ParkCLOSEDNot expected to open this summer.

Municipal Facilities

Town FacilityStatusDetails
Okotoks Eco CentreOPENRegular hours 
Southridge Emergency Services/RCMPRESTRICTED ACCESSCall 403-995-6400 to speak directly with an RCMP employee.
Municipal Centre

 

CLOSED

Re-opening June 15, 2020 with restrictions. Until this time, service continues to be offered via phone, email and online. Hours and contact information
Operations CentreCLOSED 
Okotoks Family Resource CentreRESTRICTED ACCESSOpen for service by phone, email, and appointment. Hours and contact information

Recreation Facilities
(Okotoks Recreation Centre and Pason Centennial Arenas)

CLOSED

 

 

Okotoks Art GalleryCLOSED

Re-opening on June 16, 2020 with physical distancing protocols and new safety measures in place. NOTE: All programs and rentals are cancelled

Okotoks MuseumCLOSED Re-opening on June 16, 2020 with physical distancing protocols and new safety measures in place.NOTE: All programs and rentals are cancelled
Rotary Performing Arts CentreCLOSEDNOTE: All events and rentals are cancelled
Okotoks Public LibraryCLOSEDokotokslibrary.ca
Crescent Point Field HouseCLOSEDcpregionalfieldhouse.com
Duvernay Field House (Dawgs Stadium)CLOSED 
Fire StationsCLOSEDNo general public access
Finding Reliable Information

Where to find reliable information

The media is actively covering COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and many people have questions about what is happening and how they can protect themselves. The Internet is full of information, but not all of it comes from a credible source. The following government organizations are reliable sources of information:

COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

Do you think you might have COVID-19? Take online COVID-19 self-assessment to find out what to do. 

Travel and Flight Information

Effective March 12, all travellers returning from outside Canada must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. As more flights confirm passengers with COVID-19, Albertans should monitor their air travel even if it was limited to within Canada. Find all travel-related advice from the Alberta Government here.

Flights that have confirmed cases and the affected seats is posted online as information is confirmed:

FLIGHT INFORMATION 

    About the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)

    In response to the constantly changing COVID-19 situation, the Town of Okotoks has implemented its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) as of Thursday afternoon on March 12. 

    This effectively allows officials to prioritize service delivery and dedicate resources to priority areas, such as a safe supply of drinking water and policing and fire services to the community.  The EOC have the authority to streamline decision-making around corporate processes.