COVID-19 Updates & Information

 Workplace Guidance for Business Owners
The government has developed a document to support all business and sectors (including health care settings) in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among worker, volunteer and patrons.  The document outlines the criteria that should be addressed in individual, written workplace policies and procedures established to address the COVID-19 pandemic response. All workplaces are expected to develop and implement these policies and procedures prior to reopening or continuing operation after May 1, 2020. Industries or businesses with specialized operations or aspects may be subject to additional guidance. Any additional guidance made available is intended to augment the document.  
Social Services Support for COVID-19 (Funding Criteria)

Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.  

The Alberta Government is providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID-19.

More information and the application form can be found by clicking here.  

 "Groceries on the Go" Program

In the spirit of "flattening the curve” during the COVID – 19 Pandemic, preventative strategies such as self isolating and social distancing by minimizing personal contact with individuals are being recommended by Canada’s Chief Medical Officer to assist in preventing and reducing the spread of the virus.  

Cypress County recognizes that there may be County residents who may not have the support of other family members or neighbours to pick up groceries on their behalf.  

Therefore, Cypress County is prepared to provide assistance, while the COVID – 19 Pandemic threat exists, by picking up and delivering groceries (ordered online and paid for by the resident) to County residents through the
Media Releases
Our top priority is of the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees. We are focusing on maintaining essential services that County residents rely on. In our operations, we have developed strategies on how to best mitigate the risk of the virus to our workforce.  As further operational decisions are made, we will be making announcements to the public.  
Closures and Cancellations

Effectively immediately, the County Administration building is closed to the public until further notice.Residents requiring assistance will still be able to contact County staff via telephone, email or through the Service Request link on the County website.   

Effective immediately, the Emergency Management Committee has determined it is in the best interest of all ratepayers and residents to delay the opening of the Cavan Lake Recreational Campground and Sandy Point Park for all camping and day use. The newly constructed boat launch at Sandy Point will remain open for use, so long as physical distancing measures are practiced as set out by provincial authorities.  

In addition, ALL outdoor play structures in both Cypress County parks and school playgrounds are now closed until further notice.  Residents are still welcome to use public parks and trails as long as physical distancing is practiced.

 Information for Cattle Branding during COVID-19

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COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans
Media contact:
LesleyAnn Collins
Executive Assistant