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COVID-19 Information

Town's response to COVID-19

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents and community is our priority during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Use the information below to stay up-to-date on the status of Town services and facilities, local information and updates.

Mandatory Restrictions 

Alberta Health Services is the best source of public health information. For details on the state of public health emergency, new mandatory measures now in effect and updates about the pandemic, please visit alberta.ca/covid19.

Click the button below to learn what is allowed and what isn't with regard to the new mandatory restrictions the Alberta Government announced as part if its emergency public health order on November 24, 2020.

Restrictions 

Regular updates from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of health are available by visiting https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx#statement

News and Updates

New AHS public health measures announced - no indoor gatherings permitted.
New social gathering restrictions at 15 for Okotoks.
The bylaw will be in effect until actives cases are under 15 for 30 consecutive days.

Updated November 27, 2020

DateDaily* COVID cases in Okotoks
November 3067 (public health measures in effect; continued AHS enhanced status)
November 2762 (public health measures in effect; continued AHS enhanced status)
November 2661 (public health measures in effect; continued AHS enhanced status)
November 2563 (new public health measures in effect; continued AHS enhanced status)
November 2463 (new public health measures in effect; continued AHS enhanced status)
November 2365 (continued AHS enhanced status)
November 2258 (continued AHS enhanced status)
November 2154 (continued AHS enhanced status)
November 2049 (continued AHS enhanced status)
November 1948 (continued AHS enhanced status)
November 1839 (continued AHS enhanced status)
November 1734 (continued AHS enhanced status)
November 1639 (continued AHS enhanced status)
November 1328 (Okotoks is now under enhanced status. Learn more about AHS enhanced measures. )
November 1231 
November 1129
November 1029 
November 927 
November 620 (*note: AHS announced a mandatory cap of 15 people for social gatherings in all watch list areas. Learn more)
November 424
November 324
November 218
October 3018
October 2914

*this tracker is updated daily on weekdays at approximately 3:30 p.m.


Alberta Health Services Tracker

To view cases in Okotoks visit the AHS regional status map page, which is updated regularly with current cases. Scroll down to the list of active cases by region and search 'Okotoks'. 

Alternatively, visit the AHS statistics page. Navigate on this page to ’geospatial’, then use the map to find Okotoks. 

Government of Alberta COVID-19 links:

Updated October 26, 2020

Mandatory Masks required for all indoor public spaces

As of October 26, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Okotoks reached 16,  which invokes the bylaw for mandatory masks in all indoor public spaces in Okotoks, effective immediately.  The bylaw will be in effect until actives cases are under 15 for 30 consecutive days. Learn more


Updated August 5, 2020

In response to the Alberta Government’s relaunch strategy, the second stage of the Town of Okotoks’ relaunch plan for public amenities began Friday, June 12. The Town continues to follow the direction of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the guidelines provided with the provincial relaunch strategy. Amenities and facilities will continue to include health and safety measures and continued adherence to physical distancing rules. Refer to the chart below for details. Note: this list is subject to change.  

Parks and Recreation Amenities

AreaStatusDetails
Recreation Facilities
(Okotoks Recreation Centre and Pason Centennial Arenas)
OPEN

Visit the COVID recreation updates page to find out which areas of each facility are open and important information on spectating, classes and preparing to visit.

Alberta recreation guidelines.

Off-leash Dog ParkOPENOpen with physical distancing. 
Community GardenCLOSEDClosed for the season.
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 equipmentOPEN

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

Alberta Health Services guidelines for playground safety.

Ball Diamonds and Playing FieldsOPEN

Will open with physical distancing and other health protocols in place.  Sports teams will be able to play in-region only cohorts of up to 50 players. 

Guidelines for outdoor sports activities.

Outdoor Sport CourtsOPENNon-league singles tennis or pickleball will be permitted. Non-league doubles with members outside the same household is not allowed. 
BMX TrackOPENWith physical distancing and other health protocols in place.
Outdoor Park RestroomsThe following are OPEN: Sheep River, Riverside, Kinsmen and Off-Leash (upper parking lot) Parks and Operations Centre parking lot/BMX area.Facilities cleaned once daily.  Please use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting.
Water Spray ParkCLOSED

Closed for the season.

Crescent Point Field HouseOPENcpregionalfieldhouse.com

Municipal Facilities

Town FacilityStatusDetails
Municipal CentreRESTRICTED ACCESSNo drop in permitted. Service continues to be offered via phone, email and online. Please call ahead if you need to visit in person. 
Hours and contact information
Okotoks Eco CentreOPENRegular hours 
Southridge Emergency Services/RCMPRESTRICTED ACCESSCall 403-995-6400 to speak directly with an RCMP employee.
Operations CentreCLOSEDClosed to the public. Services will continue to be available by phone, email, or online until further notice.
Okotoks Family Resource CentreRESTRICTED ACCESSOpen for service by phone, email, and appointment. Hours and contact information
Okotoks Art GalleryOPEN

With physical distancing protocols and new safety measures in place.

Okotoks MuseumOPENWith physical distancing protocols and new safety measures in place.
Rotary Performing Arts CentreCLOSED 
Okotoks Public LibraryOPENokotokslibrary.ca
Duvernay Field House (Dawgs Stadium)CLOSED 
Fire StationsCLOSEDNo general public access

Recreation specific updates

The Town has a page dedicated to providing the latest information related to recreation and recreation facilities. COVID Recreation update page

Social Support & Resources

The Town has compiled social resources and information residents need to access during COVID-19. Click here

Business Resources

The Town has compiled a list of resources and information for local business support. Click here

Staying active, creative and connected

The Town has compiled an online curation of helpful tips and resources for residents to use anytime, anywhere. This is a one-stop-shop for ideas, resources and activities aimed at keeping residents active, connected and creative at home. Visit the online digital toolkit.


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. 


Where to find reliable information

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:

Helpful links

FAQs