Starland County COVID-19 Update 2, March 18, 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 and 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.
Please note at this time, the Starland County
Administration Office will no longer be accepting parcel deliveries for third party customers. We would ask that you find an alternative drop-off location, as our office in now closed to the public.
Starland County Services:Residents can still access Starland County services through alternative means, either by telephone, email or online at www.starlandcounty.com. 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]
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.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Alberta Government, the Alberta Health Services or the Government of Canada websites.