Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy

Posted On Thursday May 21, 2020

Stage 1 updates for Fort Saskatchewan residents

The City of Fort Saskatchewan continues to reopen some City amenities allowed in Stage 1, as announced by the Government of Alberta. As of May 23, local City playgrounds and the Skatepark will reopen for use. Users must follow these guidelines posted at each site:

 •   Please follow all Alberta Health Orders.
 •   Wash your hands at home before and after visiting a playground.
 •   Carry and use hand sanitizer while visiting the playground.
 •   Keep at least 2 metres (6 feet) distance from other users who are not from your household.
 •   Do not visit a playground/skatepark if you or any member of your household has any symptoms of COVID-19.
 •   Consider returning at another time if the area is crowded.

“We continue to follow the direction of Alberta Health Services when reopening any facility. Since Albertan’s have been very successful in keeping the COVID-19 infection rate very low, we are allowed to cautiously reopen some playgrounds and our skatepark for public use. What this means is, physical distancing of 2m must still be maintained and users must be very careful to thoroughly wash their hands before and after use to prevent spread,” explained Director of Emergency Management Brad Ward. “The Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends that families use the playground in their own neighbourhood if at all possible,” Ward added.

Elk Island Public Schools has indicated that the playgrounds at Fort Saskatchewan Elementary, Fort Christian, Ecole Park, Win Ferguson, James Mowat, Rudolph Hennig and Southepointe Schools should be open by June 5.

We must continue to be vigilant to keep our community safe

 •   Practice physical distancing (two metres apart)
 •   If you cannot maintain physical distancing, wear a non-medical mask
 •   Avoid touching commonly touched surfaces, such as rails
 •   Stay home if you are sick or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19
 •   Indoor gatherings of over 15 people remain prohibited
 •   Outdoor gatherings of less than 50 people where physical distancing of 2m can be maintained are now permitted

The City’s website is updated regularly with COVID-19 related information including links to Provincial and Federal support programs. For our local business community, we have created a COVID-19 Resources for Businesses page and will continually update it as more information is available.

If individuals have questions on how to access resources or find themselves navigating supports that are unfamiliar to them, please call the FCSS support line at 780-992-6281 for assistance.