The Government of Alberta is responsible for COVID-19 restrictions & vaccinations in Alberta. To find all COVID-19 information, please click here.

Stay informed on how you can help prevent the spread. Concerns about your health? Call Health Link 811.

Actions the Town of Taber is Taking:

The Town of Taber will be requiring the following in our buildings as per the September 15th, 2021 announcement by the Government of Alberta:

  • 1/3 fire code capacity in our buildings will be enforced.
    • We have measures for disinfecting and distancing to keep our patrons safe. Please follow the signs and distancing required in our various buildings.
  • We will not be requiring proof of vaccination at this time (please see note about Recreation Facilities below however).
  • As per Provincial mandate, masking is required in all indoor public buildings.
  •  For recreation building-specific rules, please see the below or contact our Recreation Department at 403-223-5544 or email us.

Aquafun Considerations

The Aquafun Centre is pleased to announce the reopening of the pool on Friday, September 24th and will adopt the Provincial Restrictions Exemption Program, this will allow the Aquafun Pool to operate without capacity or operating restrictions.

Patrons must wear their mask to enter, while in the change rooms and exiting the facility.

Adults 18yrs or spectators above the age of 12 and older must show one of the following:

a.   Valid photo identification that matches the vaccine record (only required for adults 18 and over).

  1. Valid paper or digital vaccine record and date of administration:
    • From September 20 to October 25: proof of partial vaccination (one dose) is considered acceptable if the dose was given more than 2 weeks before the time of service
  2. Proof of a privately paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service.
  3. Documentation of a medical exemption.
  • After October 25: proof of full vaccination (two doses) is required

Note: Exceptions to the REP are youth aged 12-17 years while participating in activities.

Staff will ask spectators above the age of 12 and up for “Proof of Vaccination” (see above).

We understand that there are varying opinions on these restrictions, the Town is asking patrons of our facilities to be respectful to our staff, these mandates are required by the Government of Alberta and are subject to inspections. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these new restrictions together.

For more information on what is considered acceptable as proof for the REP, please refer to the Government of Alberta’s website at www.alberta.ca/covid

Arena Considerations

Please see the following documents as to how we are keeping patrons safe in our Arena:

If you are a business or building needing to determine fire code capacity, please contact our Taber Fire Department.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The Government of Alberta is responsible for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for Albertans. The Government has announced planned phases for distribution. To see who is currently eligible, please click here.

Vaccines are safe, effective, and save lives. The vaccine helps prevent you from getting infected and protects you from getting severely sick if you do get COVID-19. To see answers to frequently asked questions about vaccine safety and how it works, please click here.

How to Book a Vaccination Appointment

First, please check if you are currently eligible for a vaccine. If you are not yet eligible, please sign up for a notification.

If you are eligible and are ready to book your vaccination appointment, please call Health Link at 811 or using the online portal here.

If you need help with transportation to your appointment, please call 211 for information on available options.

Be Aware of Fraud and Scams

Please note that vaccines are free, and Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta will never ask for payment for a COVID-19 vaccine or to book an appointment. There are a number of fraudulent activities being reported in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine. Do not buy COVID-19 vaccines online or from unauthorized sources. The only way to access safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is through clinics organized and endorsed by Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta.

To see a list of currently-known scams and fraud related to COVID-19, please click here.

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Mandatory Masking Requirements

The Government of Alberta has announced that starting September 4th at 8:00 AM, masks are MANDATORY in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. More details are found here.

The Town would like to remind citizens that regardless of your views on masking, being kind is encouraged at all times. Please be courteous and non-judgmental to business owners, workers, and anyone you encounter in public, regardless of your viewpoint. As Dr. Hinshaw says: “we are all in this together” and we will get through this pandemic together as a community.

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COVID-19 Low German Mennonite Translated Information 

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

 

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Town Office

The Administration Building is open to the public. To facilitate this, we have implemented some measures to keep you safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Masks are mandatory as per the Government of Alberta.
  • We are only allowing one member of the public in the Town Lobby at one time.
  • Citizens must wait on the marks on the floor in the main lobby if there is someone ahead in line.
  • We ask that only one member of a household attend at a time to limit the amount of traffic in the office.
  • The Town has hand sanitizer in our lobbies for each visitor to use before and after their interactions.
  • Finally, we ask that anyone who feels ill or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 not enter the Administration Building.

The Town of Taber will ensure minimal impact to our citizens. Staff 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

Recreation Facilities

Our Recreation Department is monitoring the Government of Alberta's restrictions and all public health measures, and will communicate their plans for openings and closings when necessary. 

To find out the latest information about whether facilities are open or what programs are being offered in light of COVID-19, please call us at 403-223-5544 (3) (Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM) or email us.

Event Cancellations, Closures and Considerations

Based on the Government of Alberta's recommendations regarding large events and social isolating, the following event considerations have taken place:

Council and Committees Considerations
Other Events

What Can I do to Protect Myself and Others?

AHS encourages residents to follow preventative measures which include:

  • Stay home as much as possible, and only go out for essential items 
  • Wash your hands frequently and using best practices
  • Wearing a mask in line with the Government of Alberta masking mandates
  • 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, you are required to stay at home and away from others. See more here.
  • 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?

Please click here for the Government of Alberta's requirements and rules for those who are considering travelling or have recently returned from travel. 

Please note that the Government of Alberta is not recommending travel outside of Canada at this time, and the Government of Canada has put in new rules for those returning from travel. 

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

Mental Health Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic can take a strain on your mental health. Alberta Health Services has a number of resources available at their "Help in Tough Times" webpage. Access it here.

There is also a comprehensive "Taking Charge of What you Can: a COVID-19 Toolkit" also available to read here.

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

For business supports, please visit the Government of Alberta's website here.

For up-to-date business restrictions, please visit the Provincial Government's website here.

If you have employees that are new to Canada, Taber and District Adult Learning has a resource tip sheet regarding COVID-19 here.