Coronavirus information for Airdrie residents and businesses

Updated March 3, 2021

COVID-19 Confirmed case counts*

Airdrie

1,912 total (78 active, 1817 recovered, 17 deaths)

Alberta

134,454 (402 on March 2, 4,649 currently active)

Canada

873,149 total

*Case count numbers are sourced daily from Alberta.ca and the geospatial data map.


Seniors 75+ can now book vaccine

All Albertans born in 1946 or earlier are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You do not need to wait for your 75th birthday. ID is required to prove age.
To make appointments for your first and second doses:
• Book online
• Call 811, or
• Contact a participating pharmacy in Calgary, Edmonton or Red Deer
Seniors living in congregate care settings do not need to book an appointment. AHS will contact residents in these facilities directly.

If you require transportation to your vaccine appointment, please arrange a ride by calling 211.

For more information or to book online please visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx


 

Provincially mandated restrictions

The Province of Alberta has changed COVID-19 restrictions. Details can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

 

1. Mandatory masks in all indoor public spaces.

2. No indoor social gatherings are permitted

  • Indoor close contacts must be limited to people in the same household
  • People who live alone can have up to the same 2 non-household contacts for the duration of the restriction
  • This does not apply to service visits from caregivers, health or child care providers and co-parenting arrangements.
  • Maximum of 20 people for wedding ceremonies or funeral services
    • Receptions are not permitted
  • Places of worship restricted to 15% of occupancy (with mandatory masking and physical distancing between families)
  • All out-of-town travel is discouraged at this time.
  • Outdoor gatherings with up to 10 people are now permitted.
 
3. Work from home
  • Unless the employer determines work requires physical presence for operational effectiveness.

4. Businesses that are closed for in-person service include: 

  • Pools, museums and casinos.

  • Extended business closures are listed here.

 

Businesses that are open for in-person service but with restrictions include:

  • Restaurants, cafes and pubs with limited seating and other measures (takeout, curbside pickup and deliveries are encouraged).
  • Libraries can now open but must limit capacity to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy, not including staff.
  • Indoor fitness
    • one on one (or household) personal training.
    • youth sport and performance - max of 10 participants including coaches
    • unsupervised low intensity individual and group exercises are now allowed by appointment only
    • mandatory physical distance of three metres is required between participants, including coaches and trainers, at all times, and masks must be worn at all times by trainers and those participating in low-intensity activities.
    • All indoor fitness must be pre-registered – no drop-ins allowed.
    • Low-intensity exercises include weightlifting, low-intensity dance classes, yoga, barre and indoor climbing, as well as the low-intensity use of treadmills, ellipticals and related equipment.
    • High-intensity activities, including running, spin and high-intensity interval training, continue to be allowed only on a one-on-one with a trainer basis, or training with a household and one trainer.
  • Personal and wellness services are allowed to open by appointment only.
  • Most retail businesses may remain open with capacity limited to 15% of the occupancy set under the Alberta Fire Code.
  • Regulated health services can remain open by appointment only as long as public health orders and sector guidance is followed. Appointments should be limited to one-on-one services.
    • physicians, dentists, physical therapists, optometrists, hearing aid practitioners, acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists
  • Professional services can remain open by appointment only:
    • lawyers, mediators, accountants, photographers

Complete details on all new restrictions can be found here - https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx 

 

Public health order violations and enforcement

COVID-19 public health orders are enforceable by law. If you violate a public health order, you may be subject to a $1,000 fine. Additionally, you can be prosecuted for up to $100,000 for a first offense.

If you are concerned someone is not following public health orders, you can:

  • remind them that not following orders is against the law and puts people at risk
  • request service from AHS public health inspectors online (use the 'report a violation' button below) or call 1-833-415-9179

Submit a request for enforcement

 

Masks are mandatory in Airdrie

Our mandatory face coverings (mask) bylaw is in effect. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces. Click the blue button below for complete details on the bylaw requirements and exemptions.

Info mandatory masks


Airdrie is in the 'Enhanced' Provincial relaunch status.

More information on Provincial relaunch status levels can be found here.

Airdrie has been moved to an 'enhanced status'. This triggers both our mandatory mask bylaw as well as enacts mandatory measures from Alberta Health.

 

City services

To limit the spread of COVID-19, we encourage residents and businesses to continue to use myAIRDRIE for all City business transactions.

Staff in all departments are available by telephone and email. If you require assistance over the phone, please call 403.948.8800.

Utility payment options

Property tax payment options

 

COVID-19 testing

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or runny nose, please click the button below to be directed to the Alberta Health Services self-assessment.

AHS self-assessment

 

Preventing the spread of illness

To help protect yourself and others:

  • practice physical distancing of 2m wherever you go
  • wear a mask or face covering if physical distancing of 2m cannot be maintained at all times
  • stay home, especially if you are sick or in self-isolation
  • wash hands often and well with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
  • avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • avoid travel outside Canada
  • self-isolate for 14 days if you were exposed to COVID-19 or recently returned from travel outside of Canada
  • clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched
 

Self-isolation

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is required to self-isolate. Under self-isolation, a person is to remain on their property for the duration of the self-isolation period.

Learn more about who is required to self-isolate, how to self-isolate and how to prepare here.

If you are in mandatory self-isolation, you must follow these steps:

  • Do not go to work, other public areas or community settings.
  • Do not go outside for a walk through your neighbourhood or park. (This includes children in mandatory self-isolation.)
  • You can get fresh air in your yard, if you have one, but must remain on private property not accessible by others.
  • If you live in an apartment or condo building, you must stay inside and cannot use the elevators or stairwells to go outside. If your balcony is private and at least two metres away from your closest neighbour’s, you may go outside on the balcony.
  • Avoid close contact with other people, including household members, and especially seniors and those with chronic conditions, or a compromised immune system.
  • Watch for symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or difficulty breathing in yourself or family members.
  • Should any symptoms occur, complete a simple online self-assessment to determine next steps.

For more information, consult these self-isolation guidelines.

 

COVID-19

COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, an outbreak of respiratory illness has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The City’s top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees. Our focus is to maintain the essential services that our residents rely on.

Public health is the mandate of Alberta Health Services and the Province of Alberta. Visit alberta.ca for the most up to date info.

Keep yourself informed from other credible sources of information, such as Alberta Health, Health Canada and the World Health Organization.