COVID-19 Information

Lamont County recognizes the seriousness of the current situation regarding COVID-19 and is taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of staff and ratepayers, according to Alberta Health Guidelines. 

Lamont County has 1 active case
55.6% (of those eligible) have received at least 1 vaccine dose 
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Alberta moved to Stage 3 on July 1 - Health Restrictions Lifted
Alberta entered Stage 3 on July 1. All public health measures have now been lifted except for isolation/quarantine requirements and masking requirements in health care settings and public transit

Lamont County suggests that masking indoors remain a priority, especially as children under 12 cannot be vaccinated at this time. Let's look after each other and continue to protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

Vaccination Program - Book Your Shot!

COVID-19 vaccines help prevent you from getting infected and protect you from getting severely sick if you do get it. All vaccines are safe, effective and save lives.

Everyone born in 2009 or before (turning 12+) can get their first and second doses now.

Book your shot at a participating pharmacy, through the AHS online booking tool or call 811. More appointments will be added as we get more doses. Temporary walk-in clinics are available for first doses of an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine.

Second Dose
Every Albertan should get their second dose when they're eligible. A single dose of COVID-19 vaccine offers at least 80% protection against severe outcomes, including hospitalization and death. However, second doses are needed to get the best and most long-lasting protection.

Isolation and quarantine requirements:

In Stage 3, isolating and quarantining help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people you could infect if you're sick. Both require staying home and avoiding situations where the virus could spread.

Albertans are legally required to:
  • Isolate for 10 days if you tested positive or have any core symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
  • Quarantine for 14 days* if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and you are not fully vaccinated. (*Duration of quarantine may be reduced based on vaccination status.)
Requirements for Vaccinated Albertans
Fully Vaccinated
If you are fully-vaccinated and are exposed to a COVID-19 case:
  • If you have no symptoms, you are not required to quarantine.
  • If you do have symptoms, you must isolate for 10 days and should get tested – your isolation can end early if you test negative.
Partially Vaccinated
If you are partially vaccinated and are exposed to a COVID-19 case:
  • If you have no symptoms, you must quarantine for 10 days and should get tested.
  • Your quarantine can end early if you test negative on day 7 or later.
  • If you test negative before day 7, you must remain in quarantine and need a second negative test on day 7 or later to end quarantine.
  • If you do have symptoms, you must isolate and should get tested.
  • If you test negative before day 7, you must continue to quarantine (10 days total from exposure date).
  • If you test negative on day 7 or later and your symptoms have resolved, your quarantine can end.
Albertans are legally required to:
  • Isolate for 10 days if you tested positive or have any core symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition
  • Quarantine for 14 days if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or if you travelled outside Canada, regardless of vaccination status.
Read more about isolation and quarantine requirements on www.alberta.ca.

Monitor Your Symptoms

Albertans should monitor their symptoms everyday to help protect others and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Adults over 18 should stay home and get tested if they have any COVID-19 symptom. Children under 18 should refer to the daily screening checklist for instructions.
Core Symptoms
If you have any of these core symptoms, you need to isolate for at least 10 days from the start of your symptoms or until they are gone, whichever is longer, or until you test negative. Symptoms apply to all COVID-19 strains, including variants.

Adults over 18:
  • cough
  • fever
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
Children under 18:
  • cough
  • fever
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of sense of taste or smell

Testing

COVID-19 testing is available to all Albertans with symptoms, close contacts of confirmed cases and those linked to an outbreak.

To reduce wait times and speed up test results during the busy winter cold and influenza season, priority testing is available to:
  • any person exhibiting any symptom of COVID-19
  • all close contacts of COVID-19 cases
  • all workers and/or residents at specific outbreak sites
People can access testing by completing the COVID-19 self-assessment online. A separate self-assessment tool is available for health care and shelter workers, enforcement and first responders.

Federal & Provincial Financial Support Programs

Provincial Programs

Agriculture Job Connector - Agriculture employers and workers can use these tools and resources to find jobs, skilled workers, financial help and other supports. 

Energy Savings for Business - Grants of up to $250,000 per project are available to small and medium businesses to make energy efficiency and on-site energy generation upgrades, such as upgrades to lighting systems, refrigeration, motors and drives, and more. 

Small & Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant - The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta organizations (businesses, cooperatives and non-profits) that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 30%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Spring 2021 application period opened April 23 and closes May 31.

Federal Programs

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) - As a Canadian employer who has seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of your employee wages. This subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers, help prevent further job losses, and ease your business back into normal operations. Next deadline is April 22, 2021. Next period opens May 9, 2021.

Canada Recovery Benefit - The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. If you are eligible for the CRB, you can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period. You may apply up to a total of 19 eligibility periods (38 weeks) between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit - The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19. If you are eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period. You may apply up to a total of 4 weeks between September 27, 2020, and September 25, 2021. 

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit  - The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they are sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19. If you are eligible for the CRCB, your household can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period. Each household may apply up to a total of 38 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.

Step Up to the Plate - Help Feed Canadians
- This resource helps connect people with jobs in agriculture and agri-food. They include positions on farms, in food and beverage manufacturing, in distribution, and much more.

Resources

Trusted resources are listed below, or you can call the Government of Alberta, toll free, at 310-4455 or 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