Coronavirus information for Airdrie residents and businesses

Updated July 3, 2020

Learn more about Alberta's Provincial relaunch strategy.

We are preparing our City facilities to welcome you back safely. Visit our Openings page for the most current information.

City facility reopening information

 

COVID-19 Confirmed case counts

Airdrie

51 (6 active, 45 recovered, 0 death)

Alberta

8,202

Canada

104,298

More info on case counts in Alberta can be found here.

 

City services

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

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

Utility payment options

Property tax payment options

 

Financial support

Financial support programs and temporary financial measures have been announced by all levels of government.

Please click the button below for complete details on what the City of Airdrie is doing for residents and links to provincial and federal support information.

Financial support

 

Information for business

Our Economic Development department is available to support Airdrie businesses. To contact our team to discuss challenges you may be facing, e-mail economic.development@airdrie.ca or phone 403.948.8844.

Please use the link below for information and resources specific to local business.

Resources for businesses

Many local businesses are open. Visit https://airdrie.thingsthatareopen.com/ to add your business information to the site.

 

Mental health support

The COVID-19 pandemic can have a significant impact on mental health.

If you need help, please reach out. There are many resources available to support you.

Help in Tough Times provides complete information from Alberta Health Services.

If you need to talk, call the 24-hour help lines:

  • Mental Health Help Line at 1.877.303.2642
  • Addiction Help Line at 1.866.332.2322
  • Kids Help Phone 1.800.668.6868

Airdrie Mental Health Resources

  • Urgent mental health care is available at Airdrie Urgent Care Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For information and resources specific to addiction and mental health, please contact Access Mental Health at 403.943.1500.
  • Your family physician

For more mental health support information please click the button below.

Mental health support

 

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

 

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.

 

Physical distancing

The Government of Alberta has set the level of restriction on gatherings and limited access to certain types of businesses and organizations. For a list of impacted businesses, please click here

What is the best way to practice physical distancing?

  • keep at least 6 feet or 2 metres from others when going out for groceries, medical trips and other essential needs
  • limit the number of times you leave your home for errands
  • try to shop at less busy times
  • order online to have groceries or other items delivered if possible
  • go for a walk in your neighbourhood or park while maintaining distance from others
  • avoid overcrowding in elevators or other enclosed spaces
  • follow Provincial recommendations on mass gatherings
  • wash or sanitize your hands after touching communal surfaces

For more information, visit the alberta.ca.

 

Public health order violations

COVID-19 public health orders are now enforceable by law. For more information or to report a public health order violation at a business please click the button below.

Report a violation

 What to do when you see public health laws being broken:

  1. Review current restrictions - www.alberta.ca/covid19
  2. Use your judgement
  3. Submit a complaint - for businesses use the 'Report a violation' button above
                                  - for individuals call the RCMP at 403.945.7267
 

Community resources

The City of Airdrie has created a Community Resource that lists the contact information, hours of operation and current services of local social service agencies. This list is updated regularly.

The City of Airdrie has partnered with HelpSeeker to provide residents with a free resource to access social and health-related services during COVID-19. HelpSeeker allows residents to find the closest, most relevant service for their needs with complete privacy.

Community resources

 

Domestic violence support

 

Preventing the spread of illness

To help protect yourself and others:

  • practice physical distancing
  • 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
  • do not visit seniors centres or health care facilities
 

State of Local Emergency Terminated

Effective 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, the City of Airdrie terminated the State of Local Emergency (SOLE). The SOLE came into effect on March 17 as a measure to support Alberta’s efforts to contain the risk of spreading the COVID-19 pandemic.  

What does this mean?

That although the extraordinary powers that a SOLE enables may not be needed at this time, safety remains a top priority for Airdrie and the spread of the virus will continue to be closely monitored. Terminating the SOLE does not indicate that the pandemic is over.

Airdrie has seen relatively low numbers of cases due in part to our citizens adhering to the guidelines. We thank everyone for their cooperation, patience and support and remind everyone to remain vigilant in keeping our community healthy and safe.

Citizens are asked to continue to follow Provincial guidelines including social distancing. As well, whether or not residents have symptoms, they are asked to please get tested. Testing data helps the government understand who is affected by COVID-19 and provides information needed to keep our community safe and protected.

 

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