The County of Grande Prairie is following the direction of Alberta Health, the authority on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) for municipalities and is moving into Stage 3 of the Province of Alberta's Open for Summer plan effective July 1, 2021. 

Information Posters and Fact Sheets

Visit the Government of Alberta's website for posters and documents on provincial health care measures. 

What the County is Doing

Effective July 1, County offices are fully open to do business in-person.  ReaVisiting County Facilities for details on health and safety guidelines in place.  

The County continues to provide municipal services, while prioritizing the health and safety of the public, including our residents, businesses, community groups and staff members.  There are many options to do business with the County. Find information and make payments 24/7 by accessing our online services or going directly to our Payments page. 

Facility Updates

Open July 1

Closed

County Regional Fire Service facilities (Clairmont, Dunes, Bezanson, La Glace, and Teepee Creek fire stations) remain closed to the public.

 

Visiting County Facilities

The following guidelines will be in place when visiting County facilities:

  • Do not enter the building if you have travelled outside of Canada within 14 days or are experiencing flu-like symptoms 
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided upon entering and exiting the building
  • Maintain 2 m / 6 ft physical distance from others
  • Public use of masks or face coverings is encouraged

Enhanced cleaning remains in place. 

Programs & Services

Permit applications

Planning and Development Services is open for in-person consultations and continue to be available via virtual appointments or telephone. Contact Planning and Development Services by email or call 780-513-3950. 

Safety Code Inspections

Inspectors will continue to wear face coverings in some settings. Other safety measures, such as physical distancing, will remain in place in some settings. Contact Planning and Development Services by email or call 780-513-3950. 

Family and Community Support Services

Home Support Services staff will continue to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and extra safety measures are in place to ensure the safety of staff and clients. County residents can schedule a Home Support Services assessment by contacting FCSS at 780-532-9727 or by email to Dale Bond, Home Support Coordinator.

Transportation for COVID-19 Vaccinations

County of Grande Prairie residents, aged 65 years and older, who have a confirmed appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination and require transportation to their appointment can now access our COVID-19 vaccination transportation service.

This service is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

It will be provided by a County of Grande Prairie employee from the Family and Community Support Services department. All transportation will be in the employee’s personal vehicle and at no time will a client’s vehicle be used for transportation.

How do I qualify?

  • Live in the County of Grande Prairie
  • Are aged 65 or older
  • Have a confirmed appointment date and time for a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Have no access to alternate transportation
  • Client must be mobile and able to transfer in and out of the employees' vehicle independently
  • Client must be able to wear a mask at all times
  • Client must not be experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Client must be willing to complete a health check and allow the staff to conduct a temperature check before getting into the vehicle
  • Client must sign a waiver

Cost for Service

This service is provided free of charge to all County residents who meet the above qualifications. 

Booking Transportation

Please provide as much time as possible for booking and be advised that depending on demand and staff availability, we may not be available to accommodate all requests.

Please contact FCSS at 780-567-5586 to complete an assessment and book your ride.

Where Can I find more information

COVID-19 info for Albertans

Public health information, prevention measures, Provincial supports for Albertans and employers, and more. 

COVID-19 info for Canadians

Service Canada has online services available, an online form to request assistance with navigating online services or a number to call for those who do not have access to the internet.

Mental Health Resources 

Visit www.helpseeker.org for information about local services and supports.

  • Visit the website or download the app to privately browse health and social services, programs, resources, helplines and benefits based on your location for topics like mental health, counseling, parenting, education and training, addictions, domestic violence, affordable housing, shelters, food support services, recreation, and more

If you or someone you know needs emotional support or feels overwhelmed, remember you are not alone. Alberta Health Services has a list of mental health services and resources for residents. 

The Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention has complied a list of resources for mental health support and services in the County of Grande Prairie and other locations across northern Alberta.

Help is still available for Family Violence during COVID-19.

Other resources:

World Health Organization 

Alberta student learning during COVID-19

COVID-19 Information for Business

The County of Grande Prairie has been working diligently to support local businesses to remain afloat and resilient during this time. 

COVID-19 Business Resiliency info

The Business Resiliency Taskforce, established by the County of Grande Prairie, City of Grande Prairie and Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce, has aligned with the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP), to support business resiliency throughout the COVID-19 crisis, to help ensure local businesses are ready to respond when the province lifts restrictions on operations, and to guide the economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and resources, visit the COVID-19 Business Resiliency website