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Starland County COVID-19 Update 3, March 27, 2020

27 March 2020

On March 17, 2020, the Government of Alberta declared a state of public health emergency, implementing aggressive public health measures province-wide to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect Albertans.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, have travelled outside Canada, or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19, it is mandatory that you stay home for a 14-day isolation period. Take the online health assessment from Alberta Health Services. Do not go to a health care facility without consulting 8-1-1 first. If you have been tested for COVID-19, you will be called directly with your test results. If you need immediate medical attention, call 9-1-1 and inform them that you may have COVID-19.

Starland County Preparedness:

Starland County has now implemented processes and protocols from our Business Continuity Plan to address and maintain all of our essential services, such as water, sewer, fire and snow plowing. Staff are meeting daily to proactively implement measures to try to slow the spread of the virus and mitigate potential impacts on the community. All Starland County Buildings are now closed to the public, however, staff are still working as usual so as to maintain services, taking extra precautions with social distancing and intensified cleaning and sterilization methods.

Starland County Services:

Residents can still access Starland County services through alternative means, either by telephone, email or online at You can phone the office for Fire Permits. Bill payments can be paid by cheque or online. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Administration Office at 403-772-3793 or email [email protected].

As this virus can live on surfaces such as cardboard and paper for up to nine days, we have established a protocol for staff to follow when handling mail and/or other deliveries to limit their exposure to possible contagions. We will no longer be accepting parcel deliveries for third party customers, unless prior arrangements have been made with our Administration Staff. If you have made arrangements, couriers can then deliver your parcel to our step outside our door and you will be required to pick your parcel up the same day before 4 p.m. as we will not be storing these parcels inside our office.

Starland County Additional Supports:

Being isolated can be very difficult. We would like to extend a helping hand to those in need, especially to our seniors and others who may not be able to get groceries or supplies due to health risks. If you or someone you know in the County needs assistance, please contact our office so that we can connect you with supports available in the community.

Starland County is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 health risk for any new developments and will follow protocols in accordance with the Alberta Government recommendations. Please check our website and social media for updates.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Other Supports:

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Alberta Government, the Alberta Health Services or the Government of Canada websites.