As the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, the health and safety of our community and our staff is our top priority, and as a result, several decisions have been made:
- Effective immediately all playground equipment and the Spruce Grove Skate Park is temporarily closed to the public. We have been monitoring the situation and have seen excellent compliance from residents regarding these amenities; however, we feel the safety of our residents is of the utmost importance and this is a necessary step to reduce the risk of transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Effective immediately, the City has decided to temporarily suspend fare collection on all Spruce Grove Transit routes (both commuter and local). All entry on commuter buses (unless otherwise required) will be through the rear doors only. Effective Monday, March 30, Spruce Grove Transit Route 562 will also be permanently cancelled. Route 560 will continue to operate on its usual schedule.
- Any residents who are returning to Spruce Grove from international travel with a recreational vehicle are being asked to contact Enforcement Services at 780-962-7586 to register their RV. This will allow them to park their RV in their driveway or on the street for the required 14 day isolation period without resulting in any enforcement action being taken for the presence of an RV in a residential area.
Other key factors in maintaining the health and safety of our community are practicing social distancing and using good hygiene habits.
The Alberta Government is also providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID-19.
Through grants from their local Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in Edmonton and Calgary, and from Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA) representing the remainder of the province, funding will be distributed to civil society organizations.
We are all in this together and thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we all do our part to keep our community healthy and well.