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Alberta's State of Public Health Emergency in Canmore
Updated Jan. 11, 2021
The Province of Alberta declared a State of Public Health Emergency on Nov. 24, and on Dec. 8, mandatory, provincewide restrictions are in effect to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions will be in place until at least Jan. 21, 2021. All of the details can be found here.
In Canmore, the new measures include:
- All indoor and outdoor social gatherings are prohibited.
- The mandatory indoor public masking requirement is extended province-wide.
- Close contacts are limited to household members only.
- All out-of-town travel is discouraged at this time.
- Elevation Place and Canmore Recreational Centre facilities are closed, as well as all other fitness centres, spas, gyms, studios, day and overnight camps.
- Out-of-town visitors cannot stay in other people's homes while these restrictions are in place, regardless of where they are coming from.
- Outdoor recreation is permitted, but facilities with indoor spaces except for washrooms are closed.
- Entertainment businesses and entities – libraries, science centres, interpretive centres, museums, galleries, amusement parks, and water parks – will be closed.
- Hotels may remain open but must follow restrictions – no spas, pools, or in-person dining. Room services only.
At this time, Bylaw Services is NOT allowed by the province to enforce public health orders. The province has granted the authority for enforcement to Level 1 Community Peace Officers (Municipal) and Level 2 Alberta Peace Officers (Provincial). In Canmore, our Bylaw officers are Level 2 Community Peace Officers, so they are unable to enforce any of the new provincial public health orders. Our officers are in the process of receiving their Level 1 designation, but this process is not yet complete. If you are concerned someone is not following public health orders, you can remind them that not following orders is against the law and puts people at risk, submit a complaint to AHS public health inspectors by calling 1.833.415.9179 or online.
COVID-19 Testing in Canmore
Updated Jan. 11, 2021
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or sore throat, please stay home and take the Alberta Health Services self-assessment.
COVID-19 tests are available for those who are known to be a close contact of someone who has a confirmed case of COVID1-19, or those who are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms. To book a test call 811 or book on-line.
You will be sent to the closest testing site, which is currently in Banff or Cochrane.
If you do not have a means of traveling to Cochrane or Banff, you can visit the Bow Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) website to find out about alternative testing options.
To see the number of COVID-19 cases in Canmore, visit COVID-19 Cases in the Town of Canmore