COVID-19 Town of Viking

Added April 21, 2021

ABTraceTogether app version 2.0 has been released

We are pleased to announce that the ABTraceTogether app version 2.0 has been released.  Major changes include:

  • Users can now upload their contact tracing data for contact tracers with Alberta Health Services, using a self-service feature on MyHealth Records.
  • Improvements in locked device to locked device contact tracing; 
  • App support for support Android 8 and iPhone 11 devices; and 
  • Alberta COVID-19 statistics accessible through the app. 
  • Results of ABTraceTogether testing are available for review on GitHub:

iPhone Download Link

Android Download Link

ABTraceTogether source code is publicly available for review on GitHub:

https://github.com/abopengov

Please visit the ABTraceTogether website (below) and the FAQ section (below) for more information.  Furthermore, here is an updated package of information regarding the app:

  • ABTT website (includes a short video explainer, our privacy statement, and download links)
  • Alberta TraceTogether App FAQ (note these FAQ have been updated to reflect the new version)
  • Download on Google Play
  • Download on the Apple App Store
  • ABTT poster for display (also attached for you convenience)
  • ABTT Promotional Key Messages: Please feel free to use the following messaging when discussing the ABTraceTogether app (attached for your convenience).
  • ABTT 2.0 Release Updates: A quick summary of major changes in the version 2.0 release (attached for your convenience)

Additional Information about ABTraceTogether app:


News from Town of Viking - Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Government of Alberta released the following news release:

Government of Alberta News Release

Starting Feb. 8, children and youth will be allowed to participate in lessons, practices and conditioning activities for indoor and outdoor team-based minor sports and athletics. All games continue to be prohibited.

"Alberta’s government is committed to supporting the health and well-being of children and youth provincewide. While these activities are included in Step 1, there are strong measures in place that must continue to be followed. Let’s all continue doing our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health system that every Albertan relies on.”

Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health

"Despite this small change, one thing remains the same: we all need to be cautious and make safe choices to limit the spread of COVID-19. It is vital that everyone involved diligently follows the health measures as we move forward. Together, we can continue to reduce the spread and keep protecting our heath system.”

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health

While limited indoor and outdoor activities for school and minor sports are allowed, strong public health measures remain in place:

  • All participants must be 18 years old or younger, excluding coaches or trainers.
  • A maximum of 10 individuals, including all coaches, trainers and participants, can participate.
  • All participants must maintain physical distancing from each other at all times.
  • Participants must be masked at all times, except when engaged in the physical activity.
  • Coaches and trainers must remain masked at all times.
  • There must be limited access to change rooms, including for accelerated arrival and departure, for emergencies and for washroom use.
  • All other previously announced measures set to ease in Step 1 will also be permitted starting on Feb. 8 as part of Alberta’s four-step path forward.

Indoor masking and distancing requirements will remain in place throughout this stepped approach, and some degree of restrictions will still apply to all activities within each step.

A decision on Step 2 will be made if, after three weeks, there are 450 or fewer hospitalizations and the number is declining. The same re-evaluation period will be used for all subsequent steps.

Metrics based on cases and growth, including COVID-19 variants, are being monitored and will also be used to guide any decisions around the need to pause further steps or potentially increase restrictions.

Alberta’s government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting lives and livelihoods with precise measures to bend the curve, sustain small businesses and protect Alberta’s health-care system.  

If you have any questions about the Viking Carena Complex and these restrictions please contact: 
  • Contact Facility Manager, Darryl Gagnon at 250-983-6639 (text or call) or email at darryl.gagnon@viking.ca to book your time.

We recommend you familiarize yourself with the updated mandatory restrictions regarding Indoor Fitness on the Alberta web site. The section regarding "Indoor Fitness" as it relates to the Viking Carena Complex can be found there, and also listed below.

Please see our Local Notices, and our Recreation section of our web site on information and rates to book. 


News from Town of Viking - Thursday, February 4, 2021

Carena Ice Surface 1-on-1 Training 

The Viking Carena Complex Ice Surface is available to rent for one-on-one training sessions beginning Monday February 8, 2021, as the per the changes to the provinces Public Health restrictions at Alberta.ca. No group or team sports are permitted at this time.

If you have any questions about the Viking Carena Complex and these restrictions please contact: 
  • Contact Facility Manager, Darryl Gagnon at 250-983-6639 (text or call) or email at darryl.gagnon@viking.ca to book your time.

We recommend you familiarize yourself with the updated mandatory restrictions regarding Indoor Fitness on the Alberta web site. The section regarding "Indoor Fitness" as it relates to the Viking Carena Complex can be found there, and also listed below.

Please see our Local Notices, and our Recreation section of our web site on information and rates to book.

Limited Restriction Changes - Province of Alberta

Effective Monday, January 18, some province wide restrictions will be eased: 

  • Outdoor social gatherings are allowed up to 10 people.  Indoor gatherings remain prohibited. 

Province of Alberta Public Health Measures

  • Personal and wellness services are allowed to open by appointment only.

Province of Alberta Enhanced Public Health Measures

  • Funeral ceremony attendance has been increased to 20 people, with mandatory masking and 2 metre physical distancing. Funeral receptions are not allowed.

Province of Alberta Enhanced Public Health Measures

*All other mandatory restrictions will remain in place until further notice.*


December 10, 2020

The Town office is open by appointment only. Please call 780-336-3466. Thank you. 

NOTICE OF Apple FITNESS CENTRE CLOSURE at the Viking Carena Complex

The Apple Fitness Centre will be closed at 7:00 PM Friday December 11, 2020 until further notice. 

This is in compliance with the new Alberta Health Service Public Health orders issued on December 8, 2020.

More information on the new restrictions can be found at the Alberta Health website.

Thank you for your understanding. Don R. McLeod, CAO, Town of Viking


Update from the Province of Alberta

December 8, 2020

Province wide restrictions were announced today, please click here to learn how this change affects you.

Province of Alberta Enhanced Public Health Measures


Friday, November 27, 2020

Currently there is no mask bylaw in the Town of Viking.

The Beaver County mask bylaw does not extend into the towns and villages within its boundaries.

Although there is no mask bylaw in effect, in Viking, we strongly encourage all citizens to wear a mask when they are outside their homes.

Businesses are free to set their own guidelines. If they require masks in store that’s their policy, if you don’t like it don’t go in.

The Carena Kitchen is now closed and all ice activities have ceased for the 3-week period ending December 13, 2020, unless the Province extends the time.

Thank you,

Don R. McLeod - RMA
Chief Administrative Officer
M -780-336-3466
don.mcleod@viking.ca


News from Town of Viking

Thursday November 26, 2020

We have received notice from the Province of Alberta, Beaver County, as well as all communities falling within the boundaries (Towns, Villages and Hamlets)  have now been placed under an enhanced notification.

Please note many of the restrictions as they will apply to Viking, below:

  • 10 active cases, for a case rate of 98.1 per 100,000 people.

For reference, the threshold for moving to Enhanced Status is an active case rate of 50 per 100,000 with at least 10 active cases.

Effective November 24, the following measures are in place across Alberta: 

  • No indoor social gatherings in any setting
  • Outdoor gatherings have a maximum attendance of 10
  • Weddings and funeral services have a maximum attendance of 10, with no receptions permitted
  • No festivals or events
  • Grades 7-12 will be doing at-home learning between November 30, 2020 to January 11, 2021
  • ECS-Grade 6 at-home learning after break until January 11, 2021
  • Working from home should be considered, where possible

Areas under Enhanced Status will now have additional measures in place, including:

  • Places of worship at 1/3 normal attendance with mandatory masking
  • Restricted access to some businesses starting November 27, 2020

Recreation based restrictions will come into effect November 27, 2020.

More information on the new measures, including the specific restrictions on businesses, can be found here.

We encourage all with questions, and full information to please refer to the Provincial Government website for specific details. Coronavirus Info for Albertans

Additional information:

  • This effectively cancels any remaining Christmas program.
  • The Carena kitchen will be closed and all on ice activity will cease.
  • The Apple Fitness Centre can stay open as it is now.
  • These restrictions are in effect until December 13, 2020.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Revised November 12, 2020: Viking Carena Complex Covid-19 User Agreement

Phase 2 Relaunch - June 12, 2020

Supplied by the Government of Alberta

Click here to view.  


Workplace Guidance For Business OwnersCovid Business Openings

From Alberta Government

Overview

This document has been developed to support all business and sectors (excluding health care settings) in reducing the risk 

of transmission of COVID-19 among workers, volunteers and patrons. This document outlines the criteria that should be addressed in individual, written workplace policies and procedures established to address the COVID-19 pandemic response. All workplaces are expected to develop and implement these policies and procedures prior to re-opening or continuing operations after May 1, 2020. Industries or business with specialized operations or aspects may be subject to additional guidance. Any additional guidance made available is intended to augment this document.

Click here to view and print the PDF.


 

 


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic - 2020 COVID-19 Alberta Government

Please refer to the following links from the Alberta Government on how to protect yourself and your family.

These include self-isolation requirements, social distancing, washing your hands, support for employees and employers, travel advice, restrictions on gathering.

Coronavirus Info For Albertans

 

 


Daily Updates on COVID-19

From the Alberta Government

Click here to view daily statistics on the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta.

Alberta Covid-19 Stats


 



Local Notices from Town of Viking 

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