Information & Resources
- COVID information for Albertans
- Public Health Orders
- Report a Public Health Order Violation
- Online Self Assessment
- Fraud Alert
- MADITORY MASKING BYLAW BUSINESS SIGN (Downloadable PDF)
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Town of Vegreville Administration Offices will re-open to the public on Monday, June 14th. Admittance beyond 'Front Counter' area will be by appointment only. (This includes Vegreville & District FCSS, Infrastructure, Planning & Development, and the Administration Offices). Regular Hours of Operation will be in effect; 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Closed during the Noon Hour)The Public Works Building will re-open to the public on Monday, June 14th. Admittance beyond 'Front Counter' area will be by appointment only.
- The Vegreville Materials Recovery Facility will re-open to the public on Monday, June 14th. Admittance beyond 'Front Counter' area will be by appointment only.
- The Vegreville Aquatic & Fitness Center will be re-open to the public on Tuesday, June 15th. Bookings will be required for lane swim and the fitness center. Private pool bookings are also available for small groups or cohorts allowed under the Alberta Health guidelines. Bookings for the lane swim and fitness center are now being accepted. Registrations for Summer Swim Lessons are also now being accepted.
- The Vegreville Centennial Library will re-open to the public on Tuesday, June 15th. Hours of Operation will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Curbside pick-up remained available by appointment between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Only ten library patrons will be permitted in the building at one time. Doors will remain locked. Patrons can ring the doorbell for admittance.
- Vegreville Landfill
- Vegreville Visitor Information Centre
- Multiplex (Curling Rink)
- Social Centre
- Wally Fedun Arena
By appointment only (phone for access):
Open Outdoor Amenities
- Walking trails
- Skate Park
- Tennis Courts
- Vegreville Municipal Campground
Please visit Alberta Government for the most up-to-date information on group physical activities, including team sports, fitness classes and training sessions.
FCSS office is still here to serve the community!
FCSS staff are here to help you over the phone, by e-mail, or virtually.
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm closed noon to 1:00pm.
PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS: STARTING MAY 11, 2021 UNTIL MAY 25, 2021
Community Counselling Program:
- The counsellor is able to provide in-person, over the phone, or virtual appointments! Call FCSS to book an appointment 780-632-3966
- Under the Alberta Government, expanded restrictions for high case regions, the Health, Social, and Professional Services Sector can remain open by appointment only as long as public health orders and sector guidance is followed. Appointments should be limited to one-on-one service.
- FCSS continues to follow Alberta public health orders and sector guidelines and we have safety measures to protect both staff and clients.
Counselling Location Change: Kalyna Family Resource Network (FRN) will be the location from May 11-25, 2021
5106 48 Ave, Vegreville, AB
- When you arrive: Ring the FRN doorbell on the right side of the front door.
- Payments can be made at the Kalyna FRN.
Canada Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)
- Pick-up of completed Income Taxes are on hold.
- Drop-off of returns can still be done by accessing the forms and envelopes located outside the Town of Vegreville Administration Building.
FCSS Child and Youth Programs
- All in-person programming has moved to virtual sessions.
The Town of Vegreville has developed these guidelines to support those who organize a yard/garage sale in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among attendees, including the person running the garage sale, volunteers, patrons and the general public.
Under current Chief Medical Officer of Health Orders, businesses and entities are required to:
- Implement practices to minimize the risk of transmission of infection among attendees
- Provide procedures for rapid response if an attendee develops symptoms of illness
- Ensure that attendees maintain high levels of sanitation and personal hygiene
- Comply, to the extent possible, with the COVID-19 General Relaunch Guidance, and any other applicable Alberta Health guidance found at: www.alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx
The person in control of the yard/garage sale is ultimately responsible for ensuring that orders of the Chief Medical Officer of Health Orders are followed at the sale.
Hosts are encouraged to do the following:
- Place a sign to advise shoppers not to enter the sale if experiencing symptoms or may have been exposed to COVID-19, and to remind them of physical distancing expectations and hand hygiene
- Provide hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
- Maintain the cleaning and disinfection of common, high touch surfaces
- Provide a sign-up sheet to log attendance at the venue to outlining the date, location name(s) of visitors, and contact number
All Albertans must follow CMOH Order 05-2020, which establishes legal requirements for quarantine and isolation. Please remain home and cancel any event if any of the following apply:
- You have symptoms of COVID-19
- You’ve travelled internationally in the last 14 days
- You’ve been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days
Consider physical controls to support spacing of at least 2 metres between people of different households to minimize the risk of transmission.
The host should implement appropriate controls for their setting, such as:
- A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF 10 PEOPLE including hosts and shoppers are allowed at one time
- Use clear signage and ropes or barricades to create a single entrance and separate exits
- Spacing tables far enough apart to allow 2 metres of distance between shoppers as they browse
- Directing traffic flow within the sale using signs, ropes, floor decals or other markers
- Encourage shoppers to exit the sale as quickly as possible following their purchase or completion of their visit
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Hosts should do the following:
- Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch/shared surfaces.
- Use a “wipe-twice” method to clean and disinfect. Wipe surfaces with a cleaning agent to clean off soil and wipe again with a disinfectant.
- Encourage shoppers to avoid unnecessary handling of items:
- Develop strategies to minimize the handling of objects between multiple shoppers and ensure frequent cleaning and disinfecting of these objects.
Shoppers should do the following:
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol before and after handling any items at the sale.
- Take the following steps with any purchased items:
- Soft-surface items, or other items that cannot be cleaned and disinfected should be isolated for a period of 24 hours.
- Hard-surfaced items, or items which can be laundered should be cleaned and disinfected.
Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
It is strongly encouraged that hosts provide a means for shoppers to sanitize their hands upon entry to the sale. They should also consider having sanitizer available for use after payment is made.
Hosts and shoppers should do the following:
- Self-monitor for symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat
- Wear a mask (procedural/surgical or non-medical) when physical distancing cannot be maintained
- Wash or sanitize hands before setting out items for sale, before the start of the sale, after each time touching an item an attendee has touched, and after any other activity such as breaks or washroom use
- Minimize the handling of money, ensure gloves are used when handling cash
Foods Produced In and/or Sold from the Home
- Service of food and beverage (i.e.: hot dogs, cookies, coffee etc.) items is prohibited
***If the garage sale host(s) are not adhering to these requirements, customers are encouraged NOT to attend.
The province of Alberta has put in place a mandatory mask requirement. Effective December, 8, masks are mandatory in all indoor public places, places of worship, and indoor workplaces unless exempted.
How to use a mask
Masks can become contaminated on the outside or when touched with hands.
It’s important that masks are used and disposed of properly. If worn incorrectly, you can accidentally spread infection instead of preventing it.
What to do:
- Wash or sanitize your hands:
- before putting it on
- before taking it off
- after taking it off
- Inspect the mask, holding it by the ties or loops. Discard if damaged or dirty
- Tighten with ties or ear loops to reduce gaps
- Keep nose, mouth and chin covered at all times
- Remove if wet, torn or dirty and dispose in a lined garbage bin
- Store cloth masks in a sealed bag until it can be washed in hot, soapy water
Masks should complement – not replace – other prevention measures. Continue physical distancing and good hand hygiene, and stay home when sick.
For more information on masks, please visit www.alberta.ca/masks.
The Town of Vegreville Bylaw No. 08 - 2020, effective November 30, 2020, states that all businesses must hang COVID-19 mask signage at the entrance to their establishments.
The Government of Alberta has made available a new mandatory masking poster, for you to print and post at the entrance to your business.
Here are additional posters and documents to support awareness and actions that can be taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta.