The Government of Alberta has declared a public health emergency on COVID-19. 

Dee Regierung von Alberta haft aum 17 Moaz een Video gemoakt tom Menschen weeten luten wo sie kjennen wajch bliewen von de Krankheit COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Low German Mennonite Translated Information 

Dee Regierung von Alberta haft aum 17 Moaz een Video gemoakt tom Menschen weeten luten wo sie kjennen wajch bliewen von de Krankheit COVID-19. Dit es gedonnen aum daut Menschen waut de Krankheit haben, uck wann see daut nicht weeten, nich aundare Menschen uck dee Krankheit jäewen. Bitte kjikj dit video. 

For the English information provided within this video, please see the information sections below.

  

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Taber's Response to COVID-19

We know the public is carefully following updates on COVID-19, and that includes our residents here in Taber. We want to assure the public that we are taking this seriously as the health and safety of our citizens, staff, and visitors are our highest priority.

Considerations have been made that have affected certain Town services are outlined below. We have increased our cleaning and disinfecting procedures in our public facilities, and will follow the directions provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Government of Alberta.

We have a team of staff constantly monitoring the situation and will act accordingly as the situation changes.

The Town of Taber has enacted its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) as a precaution to help properly circulate information and coordinate efforts if required. There is no cause for public concern, and there is NO State of Local Emergency in place for Taber. The EOC staff will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when necessary and as per the official directions of the Government of Alberta.

For information on COVID-19 and what you can do to help protect yourself and others, we strongly encourage our residents to refer to the Government of Alberta’s website.

Above all, we encourage our residents to use good hygiene practices, especially frequent handwashing. Cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill. For questions about your health, visit the Health Link website.

Know the Difference: Self-Monitoring, Social Distancing, and Isolation

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Town Office Restricted

In order to reduce the risk to our staff and the public, the Town of Taber has made the decision to restrict public access to the Administration Office. 

The Town of Taber will ensure minimal impact to our citizens. Staff are reporting to work and are available by phone or email. Contact information is available here, or you can submit a service request here.

Online Services and Town Drop Box

Wherever possible, residents are asked to pay for bills online, get their utility bills emailed to them, submit service requests online, and email or phone our staff instead of coming to the office in person.

Residents can also send payments via mail to Town of Taber, A 4900 50th Street, Taber, AB, T1G 1T1. Mailed payments must be date stamped by Canada Post for the payment due date.

There is also a safe and secure drop box outside of the Town Administration Building front doors where residents can drop off documents and/or payments if they so wish. We are checking this dropbox regularly, and assure our citizens it is safe to leave your documents in. Our staff will issue receipts by mail.

If you Can Only Pay with Cash or Debit, or Have an Urgent Need to Visit the Administration Office

We understand that some residents may not have the options listed above available to them. If this is the case and you must see us in person, please call 403-223-5500 extension 0 to make an appointment. Our staff will provide you further instructions on how we can assist you.

If you are feeling ill or experiencing any symptoms of colds or flu, please do not come to the office, and use the methods of service noted above.

Event Cancellations, Closures and Considerations

Based on the Government of Alberta's recommendations regarding large events and social isolating, the following event cancellations or closures have occurred:

Recreation Considerations 

  • All playground structures within Taber are CLOSED until further notice 
  • The Aquafun Centre, Arena, Auditorium, Large/Small Ice, and Meeting Rooms of the Community Centre are CLOSED until further notice
  • Drop-in programming is CANCELLED until further notice
  • Spring Swim Lesson registration and lessons are CANCELLED

Town Office, Council, and Committees Considerations

  • Town Office is restricted to public access (please see above)
  • March Coffee with Council dates (March 19th and 20th) are CANCELLED
  • All Recreation Board, Arts & Heritage Committee, Municipal Planning Commission, and Municipal Police Commission meetings are suspended unless meetings are urgently required. See our calendar for the latest updates on meeting dates.
  • All Council meetings will continue on as scheduled. We encourage the public to watch Council meetings from home via our livestream.

Other Events

  • Hockey Canada has cancelled all league play, please see their information here.
  • Pond Hockey Tournament (March 13th-14th)- CANCELLED
  • 4-on-4 Tournament (March 20th-22nd)- CANCELLED
  • PowerUp! Taber Digital Marketing Series- POSTPONED

The Town of Taber continues to monitor the Government of Alberta's recommendations and will adjust the list accordingly as plans for events change. We will also notify the public on our official Town of Taber Facebook and Twitter profiles for any Town-planned events that may be affected.

If you are planning an event in Taber and wondering whether you should cancel or postpone it, please refer to the guidelines the Government of Alberta has posted on their website.

What Can I do to Protect Myself and Others?

AHS encourages residents to follow preventative measures which include:

  • Wash your hands frequently and using best practices
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces and areas
  • If you are feeling ill, stay at home and away from others
  • If you are sick, cover your cough and sneezes, then wash your hands
  • Do not visit seniors or people with pre-existing conditions as they are most susceptible to the virus. 

More questions? Visit this link for more information.

Reputable Sources

The Town of Taber wishes to stress that residents get their information from reputable sources. Misinformation can be detrimental during issues like COVID-19, and it is important that residents verify the information they are receiving, particularly what they are seeing on social media.

Please refer to the following as the most factual and up-to-date information on COVID-19:

What if I have Recently Traveled or Planning to Travel?

On March 25, Alberta’s chief medical officer of Health issued orders under the Public Health Act to legally require returning travellers to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to Alberta. This legal requirement also applies to close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases. See more information here. People who violate the self-isolation orders face fines that are legally enforceable by law enforcement agencies.

If you are planning to travel, please refer to the Government of Canada's travel advisories here and the World Health Organization's bulletins here. 

Please note that the Government of Alberta is not recommending travel outside of Canada at this time.

All citizens should carefully consider their travel plans and the possibility of being exposed prior to making arrangements and travelling abroad.

Where Can I Find More Information?

Please refer to official sources of information for COVID-19 to ensure the information you are getting is factual, timely, and relevant.

Official sources of information for COVID-19 are found here:

If you still have questions about what the Town of Taber is doing for COVID-19 that are not addressed above, please email us and we will respond as soon as possible.

Resources for Businesses and the Public

Please click here for a resource document your business or individuals can use to keep informed on the COVID-19 situation.

I Have a Company/Business and Want to Help

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency has set up a tool where organizations and companies can offer a product or service. Click here to find it.

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