March 20, 2020

Summary of Village Information Regarding Covid-19 Response

The Village is maintaining ongoing preparedness in regards to the situation and receives regular updates from Provincial authorities. The following is updated information regarding Village operations as of March 20th:

Village Operations

  • Normal Village operations are proceeding at this time. Public Works is continuing regular duties and the Village office remains open as usual.
  • The staff are taking necessary precautions to safe guard their health and the fire department is responding as needed to emergencies on a member by member basis, given individual circumstances.
  • Contingency was discussed in case Ed gets sick and back up options are in place to cover the main duties so Village operations will not be adversely affected.
  • Supplies and resources are good and it was noted that we should make sure we have an ample supply of necessary items in case of an interruption in delivery.

Garbage / Recycling

  • Garbage pick-up is as usual with public works continuing duties. The Drumheller & District Waste Association has closed itself to recycling drop off so the Village has temporarily shut down our recycling area.

Residents

  • Residents and their health is the primary concern. It was noted that a number of local individuals have already volunteered to help if needed (ie for food delivery, etc).
  • The 2 local restaurants are closed. The Delia Cafe will cook & hand out food if called, 403-364-3841.
  • Highland Market will take grocery orders by phone and deliver if needed, 403-364-3330 or 403-821-0151
  • If residents need other help, they can phone numbers provided and the Village will make arrangements to assist as needed.
  • Health concerns should still be following federal and provincial guidelines.

Village Facilities

  • The Village office is temporarily closed; hours will be as needed or by appointment. For appointments or urgent administration assistance, call Mark at 403-854-0589, the fire hall, water plant and public works shop are closed to the public.
  • The arena, curling rink, community center, museum, library and school are all managed by separate entities and have been closed at this time.

Village Governance

  • The council meeting in April will proceed as per municipal affairs direction, unless changes are required.
  • Financial items were discussed; the Village is in good shape financially and we will discuss utility billing at the next council meeting, in conjunction with direction from municipal affairs.

For assistance call:

  • Village Office: 403-364-3787
  • CAO Nikota: 403-854-0589
  • Public Works Foreman Pedersen: 403-820-3135
  • Mayor Sisley: 403-821-1057

Sincerely,
Mark Nikota
Chief Administrative Officer

News:

March 30, 2020

Returning travellers in self-isolation SHOULDN’T be out for a walk, says Health Canada

March 27, 2020

Additional Restrictions to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Vehicle Restrictions Applied to Parks and Recreational Areas.

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health.

Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic.

March 25, 2020

Alberta Government: Enforcing measures to stop spread of COVID-19

Canadian Press News Alert March 25, 2020: Mandatory quarantine to apply to returning travelers.

OTTAWA – The federal government will start enforcing 14-day quarantines on travellers returning to Canada to try to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says “mandatory isolation” is needed to flatten the curve of the growth of the novel coronavirus Canada.

The formal quarantines come with the potential for fines or even arrest for people violating them.

More Coming
The Canadian Press

March 24, 2020

The Delia and Hanna ATB Branches are shut down due to the COVID-19 virus. According to the ATB Website most of their branches in Alberta are in the shut down mode. You can phone if you need service.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 ALL Public playgrounds in Delia are closed until further notice.

Information:

World Health Officials Warn of Flushing Toilet Paper Alternatives

Mayor’s COVID-19 Message – Updated March 25, 2020

Self-Isolation Information Sheet

Links:

Alberta Health Services COVID-19 Portal

Canadian Government Travel Health Advisories

COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

Government of Alberta COVID-19 Portal

World Health Travel Advisory

Page Updated: March 30, 2020

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