Information about COVID-19
The Summer Village is committed to ensuring the public's health and safety, and is following Alberta Health Services' recommendations to further support provincial efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Some items in particular to be aware of:
Office Guidlines Re-opening Guidlines
- The Summer Village Office will resume regular hours on September 2nd, 2020.
- As the restrictions on business and activity are changing, please be mindful of the general precautions. Maintain 2 meter distancing. Wear personal protective equipment (mask) when you are in public. Group gatherings are limited to less than 15 people. Wash your hands often. If you are sick, stay home and self-isolate.
- Public Health Orders must be followed.
- Minimum mandatory
- The Summer Village has partially activated its Emergency Coordination Centre to plan and prepare for COVID-19.
- . Council Meetings - held virtually on Zoom; see the event calendar on the website for details of how to connect if you wish to join the meeting. Members of the public may attend via computer or phone. Note that the full agenda is now available at this link.
- We are trying to help keep everyone safe, and following the guidance and direction from the Province.
If you see someone violating a health order, you can file a complaint here:
The mandate for follow up is with the Health Inspector. The Health Inspector may request assistance from the RCMP and then they will be engaged in the investigation.
- Travel to summer homes, cabins and cottages within Alberta is NOW PERMITTED.
Those choosing to travel within the province are reminded to consider local community guidelines and the health and safety of small communities.
If planning a trip of this kind, prepare for minimal stops by packing food and stopping only if necessary.
- Albertans should not travel to summer homes outside the province.
- Water testing delayed (including Pigeon Lake)
Water testing at Alberta beaches will be delayed this summer, as staff and lab capacity are focused on COVID-19 response.
Albertans using lakes and beaches should do so at their own risk and take precautions if they choose to enter the water, including checking for signs of blue-green algae and following any posted advice.
- Alberta Health Services has developed a tool kit to help Albertans with the stress and mental health challenges created by the pandemic. You can use this link to access the tool kit.
Please be advised that the Summer Village is not washing or sanitizing structures. Families are encouraged to use extreme caution around common touch points, carry their own hand sanitizer with them, restrict contact with those outside their family or cohort, and to stay home if they are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Users are reminded of and must follow public health guidelines including:
• Maintaining a two-metre physical distance from those not within your household
• Adhering to new mass gathering restrictions put in place for outdoor activities
• Only sharing common equipment with members of the same family or cohort
• Carefully washing and sanitizing your hands before (and after) using all common areas
• Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Beach Volleyball: Can be used with members of your household or cohort family
- bring your own equipment (i.e. volleyball, basketball, racquets, balls)
- come back another time if the court is busy
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
+ Gather in a group less than 50 people
+ Maintain 2 meters from others not in my household or cohort
+ Only share common equipment with my household or cohort
+ Stay home if I am experiencing symptoms (go home if I develop symptoms)
+ Wash or sanitize my hands and cough/sneeze into my elbow or a tissue
+ Disinfect equipment before and after use
Minimum mandatory isolation for 14 days for anyone who returned to or entered Alberta from Outside Canada, or someone with COVID-19.
Minimum mandatory isolation for 10 days for anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, or symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat.
More information on self isolation can be found here.
Do Not Flush Wipes:
Items such as baby wipes, makeup remover cloths and disinfectant wipes do not decompose in the sanitary sewer system. Flushing this material causes damage to the sewer system and may cause sewer backups in your home.
For more information, please visit our Pigeon Lake Regional Emergency Management website: https://www.pigeonlakeemergencyagency.ca