For Immediate Release / March 22, 2020

Update on the City of St. Albert’s Response to COVID-19

Update for March 22, 2020

The City of St. Albert plans to provide daily (or more frequent if appropriate) updates to the media. For past information, please check the City of St. Albert website for past news releases.

The City of St. Albert is taking a thoughtful and measured approach to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In an effort to keep residents and visitors informed, below is a summary of some current information to be aware of.

Playground Social Distancing Messaging

  • Today the City announced messaging to discourage use of playground equipment.
  • Signage will be posted tonight at St. Albert playgrounds to discourage use and to limit contact between residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Additional messaging to citizens suggest that if you must use the equipment that you practice social distancing measures by doing the following:
    • Keep at least 2 metres (6 feet) from others.
    • Bring your own hand sanitizer; use it before and after equipment use.
    • Wash your hands upon returning home.
    • Other ways to stay active in St. Albert include:
      • Visit a City park or take advantage of the trail system, while observing social distancing practices.
      • Play outside on your property.
  • For more ways to stay active, check out Strategies for Staying Healthy at stalbert.ca/covid19

Closures to City facilities

  • There are no new closures of facilities as of March 22, 2020.

Suspension of City programs or services

  • No new cancellations as of March 22, 2020

City services still open/operating

  • Unless listed on the facility closures or listed above, all City services are still available for access by phone, email or online.

Cancellation of City events

  • No new cancellations as of March 22, 2020

Please check the City’s website and social media for updates and further information in the coming days. The City thanks its residents and patrons as we work through our response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the AHS website, a link for which is available on the City website at stalbert.ca/covid19.

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