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Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

The Province of Alberta has declared
a State of Public Health Emergency.
Click for more info.


Blackfalds Active COVID-19 Cases: 76

As of October 20, 2021 (Updated every Wednesday)


Provided by Alberta Health Services.


New temporary measures to reduce transmission are in effect (as of Sept. 16).

As of September 20, Town facilities will move to a 1/3 fire code occupancy and will require social distancing and mandatory face coverings including the: 

  • Abbey Centre
  • Civic Cultural Centre
  • FCSS Office
  • Eagle Builders Centre (open this Fall!)

FCSS Youth programs will run as scheduled. Face coverings will be required for all registrants

Adult fitness classes will be postponed until further instructions from Alberta Health Services.
Anyone currently registered for classes will be contacted once we reschedule.

Keep us all safe! Mask up, follow the signage, social distance, and practice clean hygiene.

More information at the Province of Alberta website.

As of September 20, Town facilities will move to a 1/3 fire code occupancy and will require social distancing and mandatory face coverings including the: 

  • Abbey Centre
  • Civic Cultural Centre
  • FCSS Office
  • Eagle Builders Centre (open this Fall!)

User groups may rent facilities as separate entities and therefore may implement the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) or 1/3 capacity at their own discretion.

FCSS Youth programs will run as scheduled. Face coverings will be required for all registrants

Adult fitness classes will be postponed until further instructions from Alberta Health Services.
Anyone currently registered for classes will be contacted once we reschedule.

The following changes to public health restrictions come into effect Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Stage 3: Two weeks after 70% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose. Took effect July 1.

  • All restrictions lifted, including ban on indoor social gatherings.
  • Isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and some protective measures in continuing care settings remain.
  • The general indoor provincial mask mandate will be lifted, but masking may still be required in limited and specific settings.

Cover up

  • Wear a face covering or mask that covers the nose, mouth and chin.

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

See the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) "How to Protect Yourself & Others"

If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should:

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you recently returned from travel outside Canada or have symptoms - cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing:

  • Conduct a self-assessment provided by Alberta Health Services.
  • Self-isolate yourself immediately and call 8-1-1.
  • Do not go to emergency, medical clinic or your doctor’s office.
  • Health Link officials at 8-1-1 will arrange testing.

Self Isolation Information Sheet

Province of Alberta Coronovirus (COVID-19) Q & A

Updates from the Province of Alberta Chief Medical Officer

Our Family and Community Social Services are here to support you!

Staff are still available to respond to public questions and concerns. Contact FCSS 403.600.9066 or email fcss@blackfalds.com.

To Donate

ATBcares.com - To support our local food bank. For the month of April, all eligible donations made through ATB Cares in will be matched by 50%, up to a maximum of $100,000. 

Support the Alberta Bits and Pieces Program

Local Assistance

Blackfalds IGA curbside pickup Services
Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM
Call 403.885.5223
Email iga9515blackfalds@sobeys.com

Lacombe Ford Free Errand Services
Call 403.782.6811

Providing safe and timely access to supports and services is at the heart of what we do. The Province of Alberta is committed to addressing family violence and, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue supporting vulnerable Albertans.

Social Connectedness

Isolation is a risk factor for family violence, so during this time of physical social distancing, we encourage everyone to stay socially connected. Consider staying connected with family, friends, colleagues and community however you can: through phone, text, video chat or social media.

Family Violence Info Line

We are encouraging Albertans experiencing family violence to call the Family Violence Info Line. The trained staff on the line can provide advice and support, and information on supports and services available in the caller’s area. Read and share the Family Violence during COVID-19 Info Sheet.

Please note: The Family Violence Info Line will continue to help Albertans get connected to the right information and supports. They are doing their best to meet the increased demand. However, Albertans may experience higher than normal wait times to reach someone.

The CDC has produced a series of fact sheets for young adults, ages 15-21. The factsheets cover a variety of topics, including what test results mean, how to stay safe at the pool or beach, how to wear a face covering and other preventive measures.

"My Name is Coronavirus"- Children's Activity Book for ages 7 and under - by Manuela Molina.