There are 11 active COVID-19 cases in Cochrane, as of June 22, 2021.
Additional information: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-alberta-statistics.aspx (look for the Geospatial tab).
School status: https://www.alberta.ca/schools/covid-19-school-status-map.htm
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The best way to protect yourself and your family is to:
Yes. Complete the online self-assessment and then follow the links to book an appointment.
Yes, the Cochrane RancheHouse is proud to participate as an Alberta Health Services COVID-19 vaccination centre and help support the provincial vaccination roll out.
Many local pharmacies are also offering the COVID-19 vaccine.
All booking is done through AHS.
The Town is following provincial restrictions.
All Alberta residents are required to follow current public health measures: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
As a community, we encourage people to maintain physical distance, but that is not to say people should distance themselves socially. It is incredibly important for everyone to remain social and kind in all they do: wave to your neighbours, help shovel/sweep their walk, shout “hello,” connect with friends and family virtually, etc.
All Town playgrounds, including the Zero Gravity skate park are open for use. Please note: playgrounds and facilities are not sanitized — use at your own risk. Sanitize your hands before and after using equipment. Maintain physical distancing of 2m/6ft from those not in your household.
All Town pathways and other open spaces are open for use. Please follow physical distancing guidelines.
If you are feeling anxious or stressed, please call:
The Cochrane Activettes, Cochrane FCSS and Family Resource Network partner to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.
To request a food hamper, contact the Family Resource Network at 403-851-2265 or the Cochrane FCSS at 403-851-2250.
Visit cochrane.ca/210/Volunteering for a list of local volunteer organizations and the Volunteer Connector resource .
We’re encouraging residents to help their neighbours while maintaining physical distance. Here’s a few things you can do:
Yes. The Town continues to provide core services, including waste, recycling and organics collection. Download the My Cochrane Collection app for collection reminders and service updates.
Town resources are equipped with resources and implemented protocols to continue to respond to emergency calls. Action plans are in place to care for all staff.
If you recently applied for a position at the Town, you will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
Find out more about the process: cochrane.ca/Jobs
Some organizations are planning ahead in anticipation of a change to restrictions in the summer. The Town is currently reviewing applications for outdoor events on Town land on a case-by-case basis. All applications must include a detailed plan outlining COIVD-19 social distancing protocols and enforcement.
Application and contact information: cochrane.ca/241/Community-Event-Planning
Individual garage sales are considered outdoor gatherings and are limited to 10 people. Physical distancing is mandatory. Community garage sales are not allowed.
• If you hold a garage sale, encourage masks, remind people to keep their distance and provide hand sanitizer.
• If you attend a garage sale, wear a mask, maintain physical distance and use hand sanitizer.
Wipes go in the garbage and should never be flushed down the toilet — even if they say “flushable.” Put tissues or napkins with personal or food waste in your organics bin. Disposable masks should be disposed of in your household garbage.
Yes! Cochrane is known for our beautiful outdoor spaces. All Town playgrounds, including the Zero Gravity skate park are open for use. Please note: playgrounds and facilities are not sanitized — use at your own risk. Sanitize your hands before and after using equipment. Maintain physical distancing from those not in your household.
Off-leash areas: please be considerate and keep control of your pet. Always clean up after your pet, respect other people’s space and physical distancing requirements.
Sports fields: at this time, local sports teams may not practice on sports fields. Please enjoy sports fields with members of your household.
Cochrane’s off-leash parks remain open and are monitored regularly by Municipal Enforcement to ensure residents observe proper physical distancing measures.
To keep our parks open, it is important to remember:
Please keep your distance and help prevent the spread.
RCMP detachments across Alberta are modifying service delivery at front counters and restricting access to public spaces. Find out more, including contact information, on cochrane.ca/RCMP
Do what you feel safe with. Businesses are having a tough time – if you can continue supporting them by ordering online, doing curbside pick-up or ordering takeout, please do so. The Town is supporting local businesses with our Open & Safe campaign. Find out more on ShopCochrane.ca and facebook.com/shopcochrane
Provincial restrictions are in place to limit the number of people in a business at one time and limit contact between people. Always check for current information: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
Yes, the provincial government has put enhanced infection prevention and controls in place so businesses can open safely. This includes mandatory masks in indoor public places and limits to capacity. Find out more: https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx#provincewide
There is a variety of guidance for business sectors based on a number of factors. Find out more about restrictions and guidelines: https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-documents.aspx
If you are concerned an establishment is not following public health orders and guidelines, you can:
Under provincial regulations, masks are mandatory in all indoor public places, places of worship and indoor workplaces. More: https://www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx
Please check the provincial regulations for exemptions: https://www.alberta.ca/masks.aspx#exceptions
Private businesses may set their own policies as long as they also meet the minimum provincial requirements. Businesses are encouraged to provide alternatives to in-person interaction, such as offering online or telephone service, delivery or curbside pickup.
Downloadable signage is available to businesses and operators.