News Release - For immediate Release Tuesday March 17, 2020
Beaver County Responds to COVID 19 Public Health Emergency
On Tuesday March 17, 2020 the Province of Alberta declared a State of Emergency under the Health Act to respond to COVID 19 spread in Alberta.
Beaver County has been fortunate to have no reported cases in our region at this time, but preparations are being made in the event that this changes. As well, we remind our residents and business owners to take all precautions outlined by the Province, by following the directions at the following Provincial website:
County operations have been relatively unaffected at this time, and road maintenance and other activities are still ongoing. However, the County will be closing the doors to our County Service Centre and Public Works office to the public, effective March 18, 2020.
“We have a duty to protect our staff and residents to the greatest extent possible” stated Reeve Jim Kallal. “If we take some proactive steps before they are needed, we can do our part to protect the public and our staff”.
Despite the office closure, staff will remain in the office and can be contacted by phone at the County office at 780-663-3730, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should the Province recommend stricter Social Distance requirements, the County may be forced to have all staff work from home.
Council has cancelled the March 20, 2020 Council meeting and public hearings, and scheduled three Special Council meetings on March 19th, 24th and 26th 2020, to hear updates on the COVID 19 emergency and how this affects County residents.
For more information, feel free to call the County office at 780-663-3730.