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The most effective tools we have to keep our community safe are vaccinations and the public health measures of physical distancing, wearing a face mask and avoiding gatherings outside the household. We want to thank all Edmontonians for their patience and commitment to protecting themselves and others.

Recreation Facilities

Due to new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Government of Alberta, all recreation centres, arenas and seniors centres are closed. 

Virtual programs are available, including fitness, personal training, nutrition services, safety and aquatic certification programs, and art programs. To register for virtual programs, visit MoveLearnPlay.

City of Edmonton golf courses remain open but you must follow the public health measures for outdoor recreation and sports. Tee time bookings are limited to a single player, or with members of your household, or your two close contacts if you live alone. Book tee times at MoveLearnPlay.

The Edmonton Valley Zoo remains open but all visitors must adhere to all public health measures. Book your time to visit at MoveLearnPlay.

Province of Alberta Restrictions

The province has put in place mandatory public health measures across Alberta to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19.

The province has mandated that all Alberta employees must work from home unless physical presence is necessary.

Restrictions continue to evolve constantly. For the most up-to-date information on the mandatory provincial restrictions, please visit alberta.ca/COVID19.

The Government of Alberta has introduced a robust immunization program to help combat COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines help prevent you from getting infected and protect you from getting severely sick if you do get it.

Enforcement Activation

The City supports the restrictions announced by the province by activating our enforcement teams.

Through close coordination with Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and Alberta Health Services (AHS), teams of Peace Officers work seven days a week to support enforcement of the City’s Face Covering bylaw and provincial Public Health Orders. While enforcement has occurred throughout the pandemic, we are concentrating  our efforts on businesses, public spaces, gatherings and worship centres.

Outdoor Experiences

The City of Edmonton offers outdoor opportunities for active living that you can take advantage of during the pandemic.

Parks
Take advantage of Edmonton’s extensive network of parks and trail systems. Just remember to keep 2 metres physical distance from those around you and no groups larger than 5 people and only a maximum of 2 households can come together. The households must remain physically distanced.

Tennis and Basketball Courts
Outdoor tennis and basketball courts and skate parks remain open for safe, responsible use. If using these areas, you must limit play to those within your household, or two close contacts if you are single. Always follow the restrictions for physical distancing. Please spread out and make use of the many amenities available throughout the City. Do not overcrowd these spaces.

Playgrounds
All playgrounds remain open. These spaces are not sanitized by the City, and users are advised to use playgrounds with caution. Always sanitize your hands before and after use, and adhere to all physical distancing requirements and limit yourself to members of your household. Please spread out and enjoy playgrounds responsibly. If your local playground is full, consider trying a different area.

Golf
Rundle, Riverside and Victoria golf courses are open. Tee times can be booked on MoveLearnPlay. Victoria golf course driving range is also open for drop in. Please adhere to all public health measures for outdoor sports and recreation.

Edmonton Valley Zoo
Outdoor areas at the zoo are open for the public. Tickets are being sold online only at MoveLearnPlay. Please adhere to all public health orders for outdoor gatherings and remember that masks are required in all areas of the zoo.

Travel Recommendation

The City recommends that Edmontonians limit their non-essential travel and avoid going to other jurisdictions unnecessarily. 

Service Counter Closures

In-person services have been reduced, including the Edmonton Service Centre at the Edmonton Tower, to protect everyone’s health and safety. 

The following locations with in-person services will be closed. Most locations will still offer services via phone, email or mail:

The following service counters will be open for services by appointment only:

  • Municipal Cemeteries
    • Walk-in services for payments and general inquiries will operate at reduced capacity
    • In-person services for interment scheduling will be by appointment only
Service of Legal Documents On the City

City Hall and Chancery Hall are closed to the public.

Contact the Law branch to arrange a time and manner for personal service of legal documents.

Contact legalserviceinquiries@edmonton.ca or 780-496-7200

Pursuant to Alberta Rules of Court, Rule 11.21, this email address is not a valid address for service and emails sent to this address with legal documents attached will not be considered service on the City of Edmonton.  You will receive a reply from one of the lawyers regarding service arrangements.

The City offers a number of online options for services. The online options available will be found within the department pages that offer the service. More information on these services and many others is available at edmonton.ca/servicechanges.

Any other services can be accessed through the 311 app or by calling 311.

COVID-19 Bylaw Complaints

The City of Edmonton is taking bylaw complaints on concerns related to COVID-19. (eg. Face Coverings)

Physical Distancing Concern

The City of Edmonton is taking complaints on physical distancing concerns related to COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources

Government of Alberta

Latest news and updates on COVID-19 and the current risk level for Albertans.

Government of Alberta

Current Situation

  • Status on current number of cases in Alberta

Current Risk level in Alberta

  • Risk Level 

Cases and Testing

  • Location, confirmed cases and deaths

About Coronavirus

  • Background information on the virus

Prevent and Prepare

  • How to prevent the spread
  • How to prepare

Info for Albertans

  • Info for travellers
  • Info for seniors
  • Info for schools
  • Info for employers
  • Info for municipalities

Actions Being Taken

  • Listing of current actions being taken

Chief Medical Officer Updates

  • Latest statements from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health

Isolation and Quarantine

  • How to access isolation hotels

Resources

  • Listing of web based resources

News

  • Links to Alberta news on new cases of COVID-19
Government of Canada

Outbreak Update

  • Current situation
  • Risk to Canadians
  • How Canada is monitoring COVID-19
  • History
     

Symptoms and Treatment

  • Symptoms of COVID-19
  • If you become ill
  • Diagnosing coronavirus
  • Treating coronavirus
  • About coronaviruses
     

Prevention and Risks

  • How coronavirus spreads
  • Preventing coronavirus
  • Risks of getting coronavirus
     

Being prepared

  • Being prepared
  • For individuals
  • For communities
  • For schools and daycares
  • For workplaces
     

For health Professionals
 

Canada’s response

  • How Canada is responding to COVID-19
  • At Canadian airports
  • Assisted departures
  • Collaboration

Travel Advice

  • Active travel health notices
  • Health risks
  • Safety and security abroad
  • Avoid all cruise ship travel
  • Registration of Canadians Abroad
  • For returning travellers

Awareness Resources

  • Know the facts about coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  • About coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  • Be prepared
  • Be Prepared COVID-19
  • Travellers returning to Canada
  • Travellers returning from Iran and Hubei Province, China

COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard

Updated daily - information about the City's recovery from the impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Updated daily - information about various elements of the City’s response to COVID-19

Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes

Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes are available for people who bike, walk and drive, regardless of how they choose to move around our city. 

The health and safety of Edmontonians is our top priority. Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes are one way we will help everyone stay safe and comply with Alberta Health Services physical distancing guidelines. This work was initiated in 2020, as we adapted to how the COVID pandemic impacted our lives.

Learn more

Shared Streets

Shared Streets planned:

  • Ada Boulevard: 111 Avenue SUP* to 50 Street
  • Ada Boulevard: 109 Avenue to 104 Avenue SUP*
  • 103 Avenue: 124 Street to 111 Street
  • Jasper Avenue: 124 Street to 125 Street
  • 125 Street: Jasper Avenue to 103 Avenue
  • 103 Avenue: 125 Street to 124 Street
  • 115 Street: 103 Avenue to alley south of 100 Avenue
  • 114 Street: 103 Avenue to 103a Avenue
  • 108 Street: 100 Avenue to 104 Avenue
  • 96 Street: 111 Avenue to 103A Avenue

*Shared-Use Path

Mobility Lanes

Mobility Lanes planned: 

  • Victoria Promenade: 116 Street to 121 Street
  • Victoria Park Road: 116 Street to River Valley Road
  • 104 Street: University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive
  • Saskatchewan Drive: 105 Street to 109 Street

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