COVID-19 Information

Lamont County COVID-19 Response

Lamont County recognizes the seriousness of the current situation regarding COVID-19 and is taking appropriate measures to deal with the pandemic.

NOTICE: Enforcement of Alberta's Public Health Act

Public or private gatherings of more than 15 people such as:
  • OPEN SPACES – such as trails, fields and parks
  • PUBLIC and PRIVATE GATHERINGS – where people are brought together in a single room or space at the same time, including funerals, weddings and other formal and informal events (such as birthdays and anniversaries).
  • Dine-in Restaurants – will no longer to able to offer dine-in services. Take -out and delivery services continue to be available.
are prohibited, and will be enforced by Lamont County Peace Officer through penalties by way of monetary fines of:
  • $1000.00 + $150.00 = $1150.00 until April 1, 2020, then;
  • $1000.00 + $200.00 = $1200.00; or
  • Mandatory Court appearance (for public interest factors).

Lamont County is still open for business; however, we are taking precautions to limit public interaction with staff at this time. To that end, Lamont County Administration and Public Works offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Lamont County advises ratepayers and customers to contact County Administration by phone or email.

The majority of Community Services in-person programming through Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) and the Community Adult Learning Council (CALC) is cancelled until further notice; the exception is for essential programming.

Alberta Approved Family Day Homes are exempt from provincial restrictions and are allowed to remain open for now; however, individual providers may close if they choose. CALC is taking steps to move to online delivery of programming, and to ensure those most vulnerable to job loss are supported. The County of Lamont Food Bank will remain accessible to those in need.

Lamont County Official COVID-19 News Release - March 16, 2020

March 20, 2020 Update
During the Special Meeting of Council on March 19, 2020, the following actions were taken by Council:
  • Approval of the Business Continuity Plan
  • Approval of Pandemic Policy HR-POL-100-00
  • Cancellation of the Tax Sale Public Auction scheduled for March 30, 2020

Lamont County Staff Directory

Lamont County Administration recognizes that closing doors to the public may be inconvenient for some, and have taken measures to make doing business with the County during this time as easy as possible.

If you know which department you need to contact, the following staff directory will connect you directly with the staff available to help. If you do not know who you should contact, call Lamont County Administration at 780-895-2233 (Toll Free 1-877-895-2233) or email info@lamontcounty.ca and you will be directed to the appropriate department. 
Lamont County Department Contact List

COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

As of March 17, 2020, the Government of Alberta has declared a State of Emergency for the Province.

Lamont County is following the direction of Alberta Health, which is the authority on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) for municipalities.

To reduce your risk and help prevent COVID-19’s spread (along with influenza and other common viruses), practice good hygiene such as hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands. Stay at home and away from others if you’re feeling under the weather. You can dial Health Link at 811 if you have questions or concerns about your health.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever and dry cough, and have recently travelled outside the country (or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19), stay at home and call Health Link at 811. You should not go to a health care facility without consulting 811 first. The public is encouraged to visit Alberta Health and the Government of Canada’s websites for verified information and steps people can take to keep our community healthy. Trusted resources are listed below, or you can call Canada Health at 1-833-784-4397 for information.

Downloads for More Information

Government of Alberta COVID-19 FAQ
Public Health Agency of Canada - About Coronovirus Infographic
Public Health Agency of Canada - Be Prepared (COVID-19) Infographic