Crossfield and District Community Centre Restriction Exemption Program
Crossfield Town council has made the decision to implement the Restriction Exemption Program (REP) for the Crossfield and District Community Centre, effective Mon., Oct. 4.
Unless programs are considered out-of-scope by Alberta Health, all attendees must show proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test or medical exemption when accessing the Community Centre.
It is the responsibility of smaller groups renting any of the rooms at the Community Centre to screen their attendees to ensure compliance with REP, while the organizers of larger events – weddings, funerals, etc. – are required to use security, appointed by the Town, at their expense.
This decision was made to allow users of the Community Centre the opportunity to continue with their programs and events. It will remain in effect until Alberta Health deems the REP is no longer required.
- Community Centre REP Plan
- Chief Medical Officer of Health Order 44-2021
- Chief Medical Officer of Health Order 45-2021
Sept. 16 update:
Alberta re-declared a state of public health emergency. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. New measures to protect the health care system, stop the spread, and increase vaccination rates came into effect starting Sept. 16.
Starting Sept. 20, in-scope businesses, entities and events must follow one of these two options:
- Implement the Restrictions Exemption Program requiring proof of vaccination or negative test result, plus mandatory masking, to continue operating as usual, or
- Comply with all public health restrictions as outlined in Order 42-2021.
Crossfield Town administration office remains open to the public. Masks are mandatory and social distancing/sanitization protocols are in place.
Crossfield Town council meetings are open to the public, with limited seating. Masks are mandatory and social distancing/sanitization protocols are in place.
- Masking and two metres physical distancing are mandatory in all indoor public spaces, workplaces and places of worship.
- Employees must mask in all indoor work settings, except while alone in work stations.
- The Restrictions Exemption Program does not apply to masking. Masks are still required in places that implement the program.
Alcohol service must end at 10 p.m. in all licensed establishments.
- Indoor dining is not permitted.
- Outdoor dining only with a maximum of six people per table (one household or two close contacts for those living alone)
Isolation and quarantine requirements:
- Isolation is still legally required for people who have COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive.
- Quarantine is no longer legally required for close contacts positive cases, unless directed to do so by local public health officials.
- International travellers must still follow federal travel requirements.
- Isolation hotels and quarantine supports are no longer available.
Visit www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx to find all the new restrictions and public health orders
All Albertans ages 5 and up can now get the COVID-19 vaccine:
Service Canada has provided the Town with general information to assist Canadians to navigate its services and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also released is information specifically for youth and for seniors.
Individuals should continue to use Service Canada’s many online services whenever possible.
1) Go online: Canada.ca
For the most convenient, easy-to-use and secure way to apply, view or update your information, access the most requested services online. Please note you can now apply online for a Social Insurance Number (SIN), essential for accessing government services and benefits, through the secure SIN online portal.
Access the most requested toll-free numbers for service. Please note call volumes are expected to be high during this time.
3) Get extra help without leaving your home
If you have a question, need extra help or need to make an appointment for an in-person service, fill out the service request form and a Service Canada officer will call you back within two business days.
If your community members or individuals within your network do not have access to the Internet or face other barriers, the Service Canada Outreach Support Centre will ensure they get access to the services and benefits they need. Call the toll-free number 1-877-631-2657, TTY: 1-833-719-2657 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
4) Visit by APPOINTMENT
If you require service in-person please make a request for an appointment by filling out the service request form. A Service Canada officer will call you back within two business days. If your request cannot be completed by phone, they will offer you an appointment for service at a Service Canada Centre. Please note that Service Canada is not accepting requests for same day bookings.
If you require an appointment and do not have access to the Internet call the toll free Service Canada Outreach Support Centre at 1-877-631-2657, TTY: 1-833-719-2657 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of COVID-19 in its more mild form include:
- extreme tiredness
If you also experience shortness of breath and/or diffuculty breathing, you may have a more serious form of the disease.
The Province of Alberta has an online self-assessment tool you can use to help you determine if you have been affected - https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx
If you suspect you have been infected, call your primary healthcare provider or Heathlink 811 - dial 811 - immediately. Do not go to your doctor's office, walk-in clinic, urgent care centre or emergency department. Health Link 811 will set up an appointment for you to get tested.
You can help limit the spread of this virus by following a few precautions:
- wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds;
- sneeze or cough into your sleeve or a tissue;
- avoid touching your face;
- if you are feeling ill, stay at home and isolate yourself from others in the home; and
- self isolate for 14 days upon returning from travel outside of Canada, whether you feel ill or not.