Frequently Asked Questions

  1. YOUR HEALTH
  2. How can I protect myself?
  3. If I have flu-like symptoms, should I self-isolate?
  4. Is there somewhere in Cochrane get tested if I am showing symptoms?
  5. Is there a place to get vaccinated in Cochrane?
  6. SELF-ISOLATION
  7. What is self-isolation?
  8. What’s the difference between self-isolation and physical (or social) distancing?
  9. I know of someone in Cochrane who returned from a trip and has decided not to self-isolate. What do I do? Can they be fined?
  10. GENERAL
  11. Is there a limit to gatherings in Town?
  12. How many cases of COVID-19 are there in Cochrane?
  13. What are the travel restrictions and recommendations?
  14. What should travellers do when they come home?
  15. Can I still meet friends, gather and socialize at this time?
  16. Can I take my kids out to play? What Town parks are open?
  17. Do I need to be worried about my pets getting sick?
  18. COMMUNITY RESOURCES
  19. What should I do if I feel anxious or stressed?
  20. What should I do if I need food or other essentials?
  21. What is being done to support residents financially?
  22. Where can I volunteer or find volunteers for local programs?
  23. TOWN BUSINESS AND SERVICES
  24. What is the Town doing in response?
  25. Will my garbage/recycling/organics still be picked up?
  26. How are Town emergency services being supported at this time?
  27. I recently applied for employment with the Town. What’s the status of hiring for new positions?
  28. Is COLT still running?
  29. Can I plan an outdoor community event on Town land?
  30. Can I have a garage sale?
  31. Where do I put soiled paper products (other than toilet paper)?
  32. Can we still spend time in our local parks, playgrounds and sports fields?
  33. Are Cochrane’s off-leash parks still open?
  34. What should I do if I meet someone on a pathway?
  35. Where do I find more information?
  36. How will information be distributed to those not on social media?
  37. What role, or extended services, is our Urgent Care offering?
  38. Is the RCMP building open to the public?
  39. LOCAL BUSINESSES
  40. Should I support local businesses, or stay home?
  41. When families require groceries or prescriptions, is it okay if all family members go to the store?
  42. Are there measures being taken to control the flow of public into businesses?
  43. What should I do if I think a facility or business is not following provincial guidelines?
  44. Are masks mandatory in Cochrane?
  45. Who is exempt from wearing a mask?
  46. Are businesses required to enforce mask wearing?
  47. Where can I dispose of used masks in Town?
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