- Moving from face-to-face interactions to offering services virtually through phone, email and online
- closing buildings/facilities to the public, canceling programs, concerts, etc. as required
- closure of playgrounds & the skate park
- increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures
- providing staff with personal protective gear
- many staff are working remotely and/or working flexible shifts to maintain essential services
Golf courses are now open.
Yes, it is part of the Community Emergency Management Plan and we are following the specific provincial pandemic plan from the province. The Town communicates via its website, social media feeds @TownofOkotoks (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter); e-newsletters; phone; email and messaging through our local radio, the Eagle 100.9FM, Okotoks Online and newspaper, the Western Wheel
Thank you for your generosity, however, no one is accepting donations of clothing or other used items at this time. Please do not leave bags of clothing donations sitting on the pavement near bins. Please do not leave bags or other items outside of the Bibles for Missions Thrift store. Please hold on to your donations until organizations can safely receive them.
Council is offering deferred utility (water and waste services) bill payments for a period of 90 days for the two billing cycles. Additionally, we will be waiving all interest and penalties for a minimum of 60 days.
No, Council meetings are not currently open to the public. Council will be meeting through electronic means, and Council Chamber is currently closed to the public. Visit the Council Meetings page to live-stream Council meetings, and to learn how to submit hearing or delegation information online:
The virus causing COVID-19 is not believed to spread through water systems. We want to assure residents that our water is safe to drink. The Town’s water treatment processes are of the highest standards. Regular daily processes include testing water samples in the lab. Watch the following video on water and wastewater during COVID-19 to learn more.
Yes, waste collection continues as normal. The Eco Centre remains open to help residents manage extra recycling and compost needs. Special items like paint, Styrofoam, coffee K-cups, etc. are also accepted. Visit the Eco Centre page to learn more about safely visiting the facility and protocols that are in place.
Download the waste app to stay up-to-date on any waste collection changes:
This temporary change will help families who need to use their RVs for self-isolation or to support extended family who are in self-isolation, and for those who are financially impacted and need to eliminate storage fees. Easing regulations around shipping containers will support businesses that have had to close storefronts or leave their locations due to the crisis and need somewhere to temporarily store materials, inventory and equipment.
This temporary service has ended. Sobeys continues to offer a delivery service using their own vehicle; other local grocery stores also offer convenient online ordering & pick-up options. Sobeys: General Inquiries – 403-938-3439; Deliveries – 403-938-4043; SobeysOkotoks.com
For more information on Okotoks Transit, including hours of operations and purchasing passes, visit www.okotokstransit.ca.
It was opened as usual this spring, with physical distancing and safety measures in place
This is something Alberta Health Service is responsible for; the Town does not have access to this information. For the number of cases in the region and other health-related information, please visit www.albertahealthservices.ca.