Flagstaff County is continually monitoring all developments related to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
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Flagstaff County has moved to Enhanced Status on the Provincial Relaunch Status Map. This includes all communities within the County’s limits.
Please note the following high-level data for Flagstaff County as of Friday, December 4, 2020:
- 48 active cases, for a case rate of 560.8 per 100,000 people
For reference, the threshold for moving to Enhanced Status is an active case rate of 50 per 100,000 with at least 10 active cases.
Albertans with complaints related to non-compliance are asked to please refrain from calling 911. Anyone wishing to report COVID-related complaints is asked to call 1-833-415-9179 or visit: tinyurl.com/HealthOrderViolations.
Straight Talk Video Series
Straight Talk is a new video series in which public health messages are being delivered by healthcare workers, who talk from the heart about what they’re seeing and experiencing at work and in their communities as the virus spreads across the province.
For more videos, please click HERE.
In light of the new mandatory public health measures Premier Jason Kenney announced November 24 and our region’s “enhanced status,” Flagstaff County is taking further precautions to reduce our exposure and help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As recommended, we will be arranging for staff to voluntarily work from home where possible for the next few weeks to reduce the number of employees in the workplace.
The office remains open to the public. However, residents are encouraged to use our online reporting system (lf.flagstaff.ab.ca/Forms/Public-Report-Form) and to make appointments if they need to meet with staff in the office.
Due to reduced staffing, the office will close to the public weekdays at 4 p.m. (rather than 4:30 p.m.) effective November 30.
Staff are wearing face masks while entering and exiting the office, and in all common areas within the building. We ask that all visitors to the office also wear a mask.
We also have masks available to any business owners that would like to offer them to their customers upon entering their place of business. They are packaged in boxes of 50 and are available for pickup in our foyer. Please spread the word to any business owners to help encourage mask use.
Flagstaff County has worked diligently to ensure the safety of staff and citizens during this pandemic. We will continue to follow the guidelines and regulations set forth by the Province of Alberta. That includes practicing good hygiene and physical distancing, as well as routine employee screening.
Masks for Flagstaff County residents
Attention, residents of Flagstaff County, Strome and Galahad:
Non-medical face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 are available for pickup at the entrance to the Flagstaff County office daily (Monday to Friday) between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., as well as the Strome and Galahad post offices during regular business hours.
This is a Government of Alberta program. Flagstaff County is serving as a distribution partner to support the Alberta government in providing disposable masks to those who can't access a drive-thru so as many Albertans as possible can safely get their masks while maintaining physical distancing.
Please note the following:
- The masks are not mandatory; they are an option for situations where maintaining a physical distance of two meters is not possible.
- These are non-medical face masks and are suitable for use in situations like public transit and grocery shopping.
- Every Albertan is eligible for an allotment of four masks. You may pick up masks for family members. Visit alberta.ca/masks for more information.
Masks for businesses
Business owners: Looking for masks to offer customers upon entering your place of business? We have free non-medical face masks available for distribution. To arrange for pickup, please call our office at 780-384-4100.
Supports for Residents
We understand that individuals across Flagstaff County have been impacted by COVID-19, and are facing unprecedented challenges. The following supports are available to help you through this difficult time.
- Government of Alberta: Emergency financial assistance
- Government of Canada: Canada Child Benefit increase
- Government of Canada: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
- Government of Canada: Employment insurance (EI) benefit
- Government of Canada: Employment insurance (EI) sickness benefit
- Government of Canada: GST rebate increase
- Government of Canada: Salary top-up for low-income essential workers
- Government of Alberta: Alberta student loans repayment deferral
- Government of Canada: Canada student loans repayment deferral
- Government of Canada: Mortgage and loan deferrals
COVID-19 Resource Guide
For a complete list of COVID-19 resources available, click the button below.