Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Taber and in Alberta.
Latest info (including stats, health orders, and more): click this link.
Stay informed on how you can help prevent the spread. Concerns about your health? Call Health Link 811.
COVID-19 Low German Mennonite Translated Information
Bliew oppmoakjsom un lia wieda wo du kaust halpen de Krankeit väabieejen.
Bedürfnisse äwa juna Gesundheit? Phone Health Link 811
For the English information provided within this video, please see the information sections below or read this document.
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.
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.
Tax and Utility Deferrals
Following their May 11, 2020 meeting, Council has approved changes to how utility payments and 2020 taxes will be collected in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the hardships many are facing. To see the changes made, please visit the links below:
The Administration Building is reopened as of May 14, 2020. To facilitate this, we have implemented some measures to keep you safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- We are only allowing one member of the public in the Town Lobby at one time.
- Citizens must wait on the “X” 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.
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.
Our Recreation Facilities have implemented a number of new procedures to meet Alberta Health Services' guidelines for recreational spaces. For questions about how our facilities are being operated during COVID-19, please contact us at 403-223-5544 (3).
The Aquafun Centre is now open. Please see the swim schedule for times and dates, which are subject to change based on the Government of Alberta's Phased Relaunch Strategy.
As part of our reopening, we have implemented a number of measures that we are asking all users to adhere to for their safety and as per the Government of Alberta’s guidelines. Please head to our website to view them prior to visiting the Aquafun Centre: www.taber.ca/news
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:
- Coffee with Council has resumed. We ask the public to maintain distancing, sanitize hands, and stay home if you're feeling ill or have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19. For future dates, please visit our calendar.
- All board, committee, and commission meetings are now able to be carried out. To see future dates, please visit our calendar.
- All Council meetings will continue on as scheduled. We encourage the public to watch Council meetings from home via our livestream.
The Town of Taber continues to monitor the Government of Alberta's recommendations and will adjust future events 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:
- Stay home as much as possible, and only go out for essential items
- 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, you are required to stay at home and away from others. See more here.
- Cover your cough and sneezes, then wash your hands
- Where physical distancing is not possible, using a mask is recommended
- 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.
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.
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.
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:
- Government of Alberta website
- Government of Canada website
- World Health Organization website
- Alberta Health Services website
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 Distrcit Adult Learning has a resource tip sheet regarding COVID-19 here.
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 that may help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to find it.
Notice of Road Closure- Trout Pond Road
Please note that the Trout Pond road will be closed from October 30th to November 3rd (weather dependent) from Highway 864 for construction. This means the Trout Pond area and off-leash dog park will not be accessible to the public during this time. The Town thanks the public for their patience.
10/28/2020 1:38 PM
Waste Collection Changes Notice
Please note there are some changes to our waste collection program's maps and collection dates in addition to the previously announced compostable bag ban. As always, if you have questions, give our Shop a call at 403-223-6018.
10/28/2020 9:00 AM
The Town is undertaking a census, and we’re making it easier than ever! We’re asking only 4 questions, but the most important is “how many people live in your household?” The Town is asking this so we can gauge our population growth and attract more business development in Taber.
09/29/2020 8:45 AM