COVID-19 INFORMATION

Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19
Last updated: April 06, 2021

Recent Updates

April 06, 2021
Provincial Measures
Alberta has moved back to Step 1 restrictions.
For details, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

March 03, 2021
Benefits
The federal government intends to extend The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy to June 5, 2021
For details, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2021/03/government-announces-wage-and-rent-subsidy-amounts-to-remain-unchanged-through-to-june.html

February 12, 2021
Travel
The federal government has released new details on upcoming air travel and land border restrictions.
The new restrictions will come into effect on February 15th for travelers arriving by land and February 22nd for those arriving by air. Please visit the following links for important information on the new travel requirements:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/02/government-of-canada-expands-restrictions-to-international-travel-by-land-and-air.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/02/additional-testing-and-more-stringent-quarantine-requirements-for-travel-to-canada.html

February 09, 2021
Travel
Effective February 15, 2021 – A PCR test showing negative results will be required to enter Canada through a land border. This test needs to be done within 72 hours before point of entry.

Benefits
The federal government has announced that those who accessed CERB based on their gross income instead of net income, will not have to return your CERB payments if you met the other eligibility criteria.

The Government of Canada will provide targeted interest relief to Canadians who received COVID-related income support benefits
Details: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/2021/02/government-of-canada-announces-targeted-interest-relief-on-2020-income-tax-debt-for-low–and-middle-income-canadians.html

January 29, 2021
Travel
The federal government announced that they will be implementing new travel restrictions:

All travelers arriving from overseas will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport, and quarantine in a designated hotel for three days at their own expense while they await results.

  • Those with negative test results will be able to then isolate at home.
  • Those with positive tests will be immediately quarantined in designated government facilities.

Effective Sunday January 31, 2021, travel to sunshine destinations will be suspended until at least April 30th, 2020

Details:
https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2021/01/government-of-canada-introduces-further-restrictions-on-international-travel.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2021/01/expansion-of-international-flight-restrictions-at-canadian-airports.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2021/01/canada-to-implement-new-testing-and-quarantine-measures-to-reduce-covid-19-infection-related-to-non-essential-international-air-travel.html

COVID-19 Financial Assistance

For available benefits, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

For assistance in finding what benefits you may be eligible for, please visit: https://covid-benefits.alpha.canada.ca/en/start

Travel

The Canada US Border will remain closed until at least March 21, 2021

For COVID-19 travel information, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html

Health

For current information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Alberta

The Alberta Government has enacted new mandatory provincewide restrictions.
For information please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

For provincial COVID-19 updates, please visit: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/
For provincial Income, housing, and employment support please visit:
https://www.alberta.ca/income-housing-job-loss-supports.aspx

Local Resources

Airdrie https://www.airdrie.ca/index.cfm?serviceID=1598
Banff https://banff.ca/1132/Coronavirus-info-for-Banff.html
Canmore https://canmore.ca/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-canmore
Cochrane https://www.cochrane.ca/2001/Situation-updates
Crossfield https://www.crossfieldalberta.com/
Rocky View County https://www.rockyview.ca/