City services impacted by new Provincial Health Orders

Posted On Thursday December 10, 2020

The City of Fort Saskatchewan will be closing recreation and meeting facilities to meet the latest Provincial Health Order announced on Tuesday, December 8th.

Masking–province-wide–effective immediately

  •  The mandatory indoor public masking requirement will be extended province-wide.
  •  Public spaces include locations where a business or entity operates and is applicable to employees, visitors or the general public.
  •  Applies to all indoor workplaces and facilities outside the home.

Closures in compliance with the Provincial Health Order

  •  The Sportsplex and JRC arenas will remain closed.

  •  December 11, 2020: Harbour Pool will close on Friday, December 11 at 1:30 p.m.

  •  December 12, 2020:
      1) Fort Heritage Precinct will close at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m..
      2) The Dow Centennial Centre will close Saturday, December 12, at 8:00 p.m.
            a) Pivotal Physiotherapy will remain open. Pivotal Therapy is located on the second floor and is permitted to remain open under provincial health guidelines.

  •  December 13, 2020:
      1) Other community facility closures include:
            a) Fort Gymnastics Centre,
            b) Fort Saskatchewan Curling Club, and
            c) the Royal Canadian Legion

Permitted to Open or Remain Open:

  •  City Outdoor Ice Rinks (Opening dates will vary subject to Parks Section construction)
  •  Toboggan Hills
  •  Ski Trails for recreational use (no classes)
  •  Trails
  •  Off-Leash Dog Park

NOTE: Use of City facilities is subject to compliance with Public Health Order restrictions (masks, physical distancing, etc.).

Residents are reminded that the following Province-wide mandatory restrictions became effective Tuesday, December 8:

All indoor and outdoor social gatherings – public and private – are prohibited

  •  Close contacts are limited to household members only

  •  People who live alone can have up to 2 close contacts:
        • must be the same two contacts throughout the duration of the restriction
        • if the close contacts do not live alone, visits cannot be held at their home
        • single parents who only live with their children under 18 are permitted to have up to 2 close contacts

  •  This does not apply to:
        • co-parenting arrangements
        • service visits from caregivers, health or childcare providers
        • home maintenance and repairs
        • mutual support group meetings

Social gatherings, including workplace lunchroom gatherings, are prohibited.

  •  Meetings are not considered a social gathering. However, in-person attendance should be limited whenever possible and in full compliance with public health measures such as physical distancing, masking, hand hygiene, etc. Penalties for contravening a Public Health Order include sizeable fines.

  •  Limits to attendance at funeral and wedding ceremonies remain in effect and include:
        • Maximum of 10 people for wedding ceremonies or funeral services and must be held in a public place, including the officiant, bride/groom and witnesses but does not include staff or organizers who are not considered an invited guest.
        • This applies to any facility, including places of worship and funeral homes.
        • This includes services held indoors or outdoors, seated or non-seated.

The City of Fort Saskatchewan endorses Alberta’s public health measures. We all have an important role to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.

More Information:

Please consult the Government of Alberta website for more information about Provincial Public Health Orders.

Residents needing support or having questions about local changes are invited to contact the Family and Community Support Services COVID-19 Helpline: 780-992-6281, available until further notice:

  •  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
  •  Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and
  •  Saturday -10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.