COVID-19

The County of Vermilion River is currently closed to in-person public access.

  

Web Resources:

  

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions | Alberta Health Services

  

COVID-19 variants of concern | Alberta.ca

  

COVID-19 Information for Albertans | Alberta Health Services

  

COVID-19 Alberta statistics | alberta.ca Variants of Concern

 

April 19, 2021

Active Cases in Alberta: 17,935

In Hospital: 4511

In ICU: 103

Test Positivity Rate: 9.8%

Total Deaths: 2,040

 

COUNTY OF VERMILION RIVER Active cases: 86  Recovered cases: 236 Deaths: 6 Total cases: 328 Active cases per 100K: 670.29

 

NEW! AstraZeneca eligibility age drops to 40 starting April 20

 

March 26, 2021

  • As of March 25th in Alberta - 531,777 doses administered with 94,205 fully vaccinated
  • Phase 2 (A) Currently eligible
    • Staff and residents of licensed supportive living (seniors) not included in Phase 1
    • First Nations, Inuit and Métis born in 1971 and earlier, no matter where they live (on and off reserve/settlement)
    • Albertans born between 1947 and 1956, no matter where they live
  • Increase of cases & concern over 3rd Wave: further restrictions not yet lifted.

 

 

Feb. 26, 2021 the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General announced the Expiry of the Authority to Enforce the Public Health Act and Chief Medical Officer of Health's Orders.  The Ministerial Order (64/2020) issued on November 27, 2020 in response to the public state of health emergency is no longer in effect as of 2359 hrs February 25, 2021.  Therefore, the authorities granted within the Ministerial Order will no longer available to all peace officers listed in the Ministerial Order (Community Peace Officer Level 1s and Alberta Peace Officer Level 2s employed by the Ministry of Environment and Parks, Environmental Enforcement Services) and thus they cannot enforce the Chief Medical Officer of Health's (CMOH) Orders through the Public Health Act.

 

Feb 2021 Phone Scam: Alberta Health Services (AHS) has warned of a vaccination scam affecting Alberta's seniors.  Reports have been received of a phone scam targeting seniors informing them to schedule their vaccinations for a fee.

"AHS will never ask for payment for the COVID-19 immunization. Please hang up immediately and report to the non-emergency line for local law enforcement" - AHS

 

Jan, 2021 The Government of Alberta has announced new strategy with a "Path Forward" approach.  Step 1 changes are planned to begin Feb 8, 2021, this includes the ability for restaurants, bars, cafes to open with restrictions for in-person service & one-on-one training in fitness facilities. See the changes here


Also announced were new rules regarding international travel (effective Jan 31) and additional quarantine requirements.  More details here.

 

 

Dec, 8th, 2020 the Government of Alberta announced new province-wide mandatory measures businesses and social gatherings. These restrictions will be in place for a minimum of four weeks.

  • All indoor and outdoor social gatherings – public and private are prohibited and the mandatory indoor public masking requirement is now extended province wide. These restrictions begin immediately.
  • Restrictions and closures for businesses and places of worship take effect starting 12:01 am, December 13, 2020.
  • Mandatory work from home measures will be implemented effective  12:01 am, December 13, 2020, unless the employer determines that work requires a physical presence for operational effectiveness.

See the Alberta Government release for further information  

 

To support business at this time modifications to the Small Medium Size Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG) were introduced. Starting early the week of December 14, job creators who have experienced a 30% revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic will qualify for the program, lowering the threshold from the existing 40% revenue loss requirement. This 30% threshold will be available to impacted businesses retroactive to March, 2020

 

See more information here on the SMERG program 

 

To see information regarding other grant or loan options, as well as support opportunities at this time please visit our Economic Development pages

 

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