Information about COVID-19
The Summer Village is committed to ensuring the public's health and safety, and is following Alberta Health Services' recommendations to further support provincial efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Some items in particular to be aware of:
The Annual Information Meeting, Canada Day parade, barbeque and fireworks have been cancelled this year.
The Summer Village has partially activated its Emergency Coordination Centre to plan and prepare for COVID-19.
The Summer Village office is CLOSED to visitors. Services will be continued.
Please call or email the office if you have any questions.
If you wish to purchase a transfer station pass, we can mail it out to you.
Travel to summer homes, cabins and cottages within Alberta is NOW PERMITTED.
Those choosing to travel within the province are reminded to consider local community guidelines and the health and safety of small communities.
If planning a trip of this kind, prepare for minimal stops by packing food and stopping only if necessary.
Albertans should not travel to summer homes outside the province.
Water testing delayed (including Pigeon Lake)
Water testing at Alberta beaches will be delayed this summer, as staff and lab capacity are focused on COVID-19 response.
Albertans using lakes and beaches should do so at their own risk and take precautions if they choose to enter the water. Check for signs of blue-green algae and following any posted advice.
Alberta Health Services has compiled a tool kit to help people with the mental health challenges of this pandemic.
You can download that tool kit by choosing this link.
Isolation rules:To align with new federal rules under the Quarantine Act, Albertans under mandatory self-isolation are now required to remain inside and can only go for walks on their own property, such as their backyard, for the duration of their self-isolation.
They can no longer go for walks in their neighbourhoods or through parks until their self-isolation period ends.
People who live in apartment buildings or highrises must stay inside and cannot use the elevators or stairwells to go outside.
This applies to everyone in mandatory self-isolation – those who are feeling well and those who have symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath or a runny nose.
Albertans are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days if they:
Returned from travel outside of Canada after March 12
Are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 (provides care, lives with or has close physical contact, or comes into direct contact with infectious body fluids)
If you become sick during this time, you must self-isolate for an additional 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer. Read more about how to self-isolate.
For more information, please visit our Pigeon Lake Regional Emergency Management website: https://www.pigeonlakeemergencyagency.ca