COVID-19 advisories

Municipal Affairs compiles new advisories, as required, for municipalities as it relates to the COVID-19 outbreak. The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Visit COVID-19 info for Albertans for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 situation in Alberta.

January, 2021

January 8, 2021 Issue (PDF, 365 KB)

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


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 27, 2020 Issue (PDF, 462 KB)

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


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 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 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 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 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.