Information about COVID-19

The Summer Village is committed to ensuring the public's health and safety, and is following Alberta Health Services' recommendations to further support provincial efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  

Some items in particular to be aware of:
  • The Summer Village has partially activated its Emergency Coordination Centre to plan and prepare for COVID-19.
  • The annual picnic has been cancelled.
  • The Annual Information Meeting will be held July 21, 2020 on the electronic meeting application "Zoom."  It will take place after the Municipal Development Plan Public Hearing starting at 6:00 p.m.
  • Regular Council Meetings are being held virtually on Zoom.  Please see the event calendar for details on how to connect if you wish to join the meeting via computer or phone.  The full agenda is available here.
  • The playground is NOT to be used.  Be aware COVID-19 can remain on surfaces such as metal and plastic for several days. Playground surfaces are not cleaned. There will be no portable toilet available this summer.
  • Nets for the tennis court, pickle ball, beach volleyball and basketball will not be put up until restrictions are lifted on playground equipment.  We cannot ensure surfaces would be clean (even the bench and lock) and it could attract people from different households to mix.
  • Open spaces used to walk and cycle will still be open, as long as people follow all health orders including social distancing.
  • The big bin for large garbage item will not be available this spring.
  • Travel to summer homes, cabins and cottages within Alberta is NOW PERMITTED.  Those choosing to travel within the province are reminded to consider local community guidelines and the health and safety of small communities. If planning a trip of this kind, prepare for minimal stops by packing food and stopping only if necessary.
    Albertans should not travel to summer homes outside the province.
  • Water testing delayed (including Pigeon Lake)
    Water testing at Alberta beaches will be delayed this summer, as staff and lab capacity are focused on COVID-19 response.
    Albertans using lakes and beaches should do so at their own risk and take precautions if they choose to enter the water, including checking for signs of blue-green algae and following any posted advice.
  • Alberta Health Services has compiled a tool kit to help Albertans cope with the mental health challenges of this pandemic.  You can download the tool kit through this link. 

Isolation rules:

To align with new federal rules under the Quarantine Act, Albertans under mandatory self-isolation are now required to remain inside and can only go for walks on their own property, such as their backyard, for the duration of their self-isolation.

They can no longer go for walks in their neighbourhoods or through parks until their self-isolation period ends.
People who live in apartment buildings or high rises must stay inside and cannot use the elevators or stairwells to go outside.
This applies to everyone in mandatory self-isolation – those who are feeling well and those who have symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath or a runny nose.

Albertans are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days if they:
Returned from travel outside of Canada after March 12
Are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 (provides care, lives with or has close physical contact, or comes into direct contact with infectious body fluids)

If you become sick during this time, you must self-isolate for an additional 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer. Read more about how to self-isolate.

Do not flush wipes:

Items such as baby wipes, makeup remover cloths and disinfectant wipes do not decompose in the sanitary sewer system.  Flushing this material causes damage to the sewer system and may cause sewer backups in your home.

More Information

For more information, please visit our Pigeon Lake Regional Emergency Management website:
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