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COVID-19 advisories

On September 15, 2021, the government declared a State of Public Health Emergency in response to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Municipal Affairs is again compiling advisories on an as-needed basis to share new information for municipalities as it relates to the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit COVID-19 info for Albertans for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 situation in Alberta.



October 14, 2021 Issue (PDF, 436 KB)

  • Election day, oaths of office, municipal operations


September 30, 2021 Issue (PDF, 480 KB)

  • Recreational facilities, elections, municipal operations

September 17, 2021 Issue (PDF, 492 KB)

  • State of Public Health Emergency, municipal operations


July 7, 2021 Issue (PDF, 436 KB)

  • Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan, municipal operations


June 18, 2021 Issue (PDF, 416 KB)

  • Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, municipal operations

June 4, 2021 Issue (PDF, 400 KB)

  • Vaccination uptake, Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan, recreational facilities, municipal operations


May 13, 2021 Issue (PDF, 315 KB)

  • Municipalities in high case areas, municipalities in lower case areas, municipal operations


April 23, 2021 Issue (PDF, 315 KB)

  • Council meetings, municipal election, recreational facilities, general questions

April 9, 2021 Issue (PDF, 317 KB)

  • Council meetings, recreational facilities, general questions


March 5, 2021 Issue (PDF, 407 KB)

  • Public health order, general questions


February 19, 2021 Issue (PDF, 416 KB)

  • Public health order, path forward, elections, municipal facilities, general questions

February 5, 2021 Issue (PDF, 76 KB)

  • Restriction changes, mandatory masking, recreational facilities, general questions


January 22, 2021 Issue (PDF, 451 KB)

  • Municipal operations, vaccine distribution, municipal elections, council meetings, general questions

January 8, 2021 Issue (PDF, 365 KB)

  • Vaccine distribution, municipal elections, council meetings, general questions


  • December 2020

    December 18, 2020 Issue (PDF, 381 KB)

    • Support during the holidays, 2021 municipal elections, municipal facilities and halls

    December 11, 2020 Issue (PDF, 425 KB)

    • Mandatory masking, Provincial Relaunch Status Map, public meetings, municipal operations, elections

    December 4, 2020 Issue (PDF, 326 KB)

    • Council meetings, travel restrictions, elections, municipal operations
  • November 2020

    November 27, 2020 Issue (PDF, 462 KB)

    • Council meetings, enhanced restrictions, enforcement of health orders, states of local emergency
  • July 2020

    July 31, 2020 Issue (PDF, 431 KB)

    • Grant funding, beaches, recreation areas, public health orders, rules for concerts, business supports

    July 17, 2020 Issue (PDF, 407 KB)

    • Time extensions, mask distribution, public gatherings, public health orders, COVID status updates

    July 3, 2020 Issue (PDF, 323 KB)

    • Enforcement of public health orders by community peace officers, recovery plan, municipal infrastructure, small and medium enterprise relaunch grant, statistical reporting, emergency management training requirements
  • June 2020

    June 19, 2020 Issue (PDF, 330 KB)

    • Provincial relaunch strategy, social distancing, public health orders, federal order, pandemic state of local emergency, taxis, limos and rideshares

    June 12, 2020 Issue (PDF, 462 KB)

    • Relaunch, pandemic planning, public health emergency, public health orders, council meetings, telephone town halls, financial stimulus, support for municipalities
  • May 2020

    May 29, 2020 Issue (PDF, 244 KB)

    • Electronic meetings, council meetings, policing costs, tax notices, face masks online publishing, municipal playgrounds

    May 15, 2020 Issue (PDF, 262 KB)

    • Emergency Management Act amendment, state of local emergency, recreational camping in provincial parks, economic relaunch, resources for businesses, restrictions for municipalities in Stage 1 of relaunch

    May 8, 2020 Issue (PDF, 540 KB)

    • Economic relaunch, municipal facilities opening/closure, boat launches, campgrounds, golf courses, Municipal Sustainability Initiative, shovel-ready projects, road blockades, leave for elected officials and supports for elected officials

    May 1, 2020 Issue (PDF, 412 KB)

    • Education property tax deferrals, procurement and shovel-ready projects, recreational camping, use of recreational properties, provincial and federal government supports for municipalities, enforcement of health orders
  • April 2020

    April 24, 2020 issue (PDF, 605 KB)

    • Clarifications on time extensions, planning and development appeal timelines, assessment and taxation-related timelines, municipal enforcement of Public Health Act orders, education property tax deferrals, petitions

    April 17, 2020 issue (PDF, 608 KB)

    • Property tax deferrals, state of emergency (provincial) clarification, municipal cash flow, utility payments deferrals, shovel-ready projects

    April 9, 2020 issue (PDF, 332 KB)

    • Planning and development time extensions, more clarifications on public meeting procedures, state of local emergency

    April 3, 2020 issue (PDF, 445 KB)

    • Municipal cash flow assistance, tax deferral initiatives, school/education requisitions, deficits and debt limits, clarifications on time extensions, assessment notices, assessment hearings, tax recovery and development appeals
  • March 2020

    March 27, 2020 issue (PDF, 305 KB)

    • New meeting procedures, council meetings, time extensions for legislated dates and timelines, intermunicipal collaboration frameworks and intermunicipal development plans

    March 20, 2020 issue (PDF, 92 KB)

    • Business continuity, facility closures, council meetings, electronic meetings, public hearings and tax recovery

For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Pandemic response planning

The Pandemic Response Planning guide was developed to supplement municipal emergency and business continuity plans by providing support and assistance in a municipality’s post-pandemic recovery as well as any future pandemic planning.

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