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November 27 - COVID-19 UPDATE

Camrose County is now in the Enhanced Measures  Zone. This includes all of the Towns and Villages within the County boundaries.

The following measures are now in place:

Mandatory

  • No indoor social gatherings in any setting
  • Outdoor gatherings max of 10
  • No festivals or events
  • Grades 7-12 at home learning November 30-January 11
  • ECS-Grade 6 at-home learning after Christmas break until January 11
  • Work from home where possible
  • Places of worship at 1/3 normal attendance with mandatory masking
  • Restricted access to some businesses

What else should you do:

  • Stay 2 metres apart when you can, wear a mask when you can't
  • Practice good hygiene:  wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Monitor your symptoms every day
  • If sick, stay home, get tested, and follow mandatory isolation requirements while waiting for results
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Get the flu shot
  • Download and use the ABTraceTogether contact tracing app when out in public

 

Reeve’s Message – Covid-19 Update – November 17 

As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues, I want to take time to thank everyone for their ongoing efforts. Camrose County has been fortunate to have very low case numbers from the beginning of the pandemic and those low numbers make it natural and easy for us to become complacent with the Covid guidelines.  

However, in the last few weeks our case numbers have started to rise slowly and steadily so it is time to buckle down on our individual and group efforts to reduce the spread. We all want to get back to normal as soon as possible, especially with the holiday season approaching, to do this we need to be vigilant and follow the provincial guidelines.  

Within the Camrose County geographical boundaries, not including the City of Camrose, the positive cases have now risen above the provincial threshold which triggers enhanced measures to help reduce the spread.  

These measures only work if every person takes action: stay home if sick, wash your hands, cover your cough, maintain social distancing, wear a mask where and when it is needed/required, limit the number of household cohorts and whenever possible reduce your interactions with others.  

Camrose County administration and managers are continuing their efforts to ensure the health and safety of all staff members. The measures we have been using since mid March will continue, diligence is needed now more than ever.  

On a positive note, there were announcements this week of two promising vaccines that should be available next year. With extra care now to protect ourselves and our community, and a vaccine on the horizon, we know that we are committed to a final push to win this fight.  

Cindy Trautman, Reeve 


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Welcome to Camrose County

Camrose County is a rural municipality located about a 40-minute drive along Highway 21 south east of Edmonton in East Central Alberta.

Physically, the municipality is approximately 56 km (35 miles) miles wide by 128 km (80 miles) long. Within its boundaries are a variety of landforms ranging from knob and kettle topography, flat prairie, including lakes, well treed regions, and the winding Battle River with its many deep coulees.

Within the boundaries of the County are the City of Camrose, the Town of Bashaw and the Villages of Bittern Lake, Bawlf, Edberg, Hay Lakes and Rosalind as well as the hamlets of Armena, Duhamel, Ferintosh, Kelsey, Kingman, Meeting Creek, New Norway, Ohaton and Round Hill.

Early settlers arrived in the area around the turn of the century from all parts of the world and began to shape today’s County by establishing farms and building roads, schools and communities. Railroads were a major factor in development. Villages and towns were established every eight miles along the railroads; the distance a farmer could haul grain with a horse drawn wagon. Today, communities proudly celebrate their heritage with many descendants of the original pioneers operating the original farms and businesses.

Agriculture is the backbone of the County. All forms of agriculture are practiced including intensive livestock operations, beef production, large scale grain and oilseed production along with a burgeoning local food initiative.

Industry is also located here using the network of 2600 km (1500 miles) of well-maintained roads, three railways, access to waterlines and a well educated, ambitious workforce.

The flourishing of Camrose County has been due to the talent, ingenuity and hard work of its residents and County staff through the years and this continues today.

The County operation is necessarily complex to provide services to its 8660 residents. Consequently, this website is long on detail and provides information relevant to its operation.

As well, the website has categories related to the social aspects of life listed under the heading “Communities”. Camrose County is also found on Facebook and on Twitter.

Welcome to Camrose County, where residents live, work, play and prosper.


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