Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found mostly in animals. In humans, they can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The disease caused by the new coronavirus has been named COVID-19.
COVID-19 was first identified in late 2019. It was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020.
Source: Government of Alberta
The Town of Devon Office reopened to the public on Monday, June 14, 2021. Residents that would prefer to do their business with the Town staff remotely can still do so by contacting our office:
Starting Sept. 20, in-scope businesses, entities and events in Alberta must follow one of these 2 options as outlined by the Government of Alberta:
In response to this, effective Sept. 21, 2021, the Town will be implementing the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program at the Devon Community Centre and Dale Fisher Arena.
Learn more about the Restrictions Exemption Program in Devon here
As COVID-19 transmission is increasing and hospital admissions are rising, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. Alberta is taking temporary measured steps to reduce transmission and prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed. These temporary measures come into effect September 4 at 8 a.m.
All eligible Albertans are encouraged to get vaccinated and a one-time incentive of $100 is now available for all Albertans 18+ who receive a first or second dose between September 3 and October 14.
New temporary measures include:
See all temporary measures here
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and save lives. The vaccine helps prevent you from getting infected and protects you from getting severely sick if you do get it. Albertans are being vaccinated as fast as supply allows. This is happening in phases so people most at risk get it first. More groups will be eligible as we get more doses.
Until most Albertans are protected by the vaccine, we must continue following all public health guidelines: keep 2 metres apart, wash your hands, wear a mask in public, and stay home when sick.
There are a number of measures that can be taken to to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself and others.
If you have symptoms or known exposure to COVID-19, please stay home and book a testing appointment online with the AHS assessment tool or call Health Link 811.
Additional information on COVID-19 is available from both the provincial and federal governments.
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Devon, AB T9G 1A1
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