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Enhanced Public Health Measures in Place for the Province of Alberta as of December 8, 2020

As of December 8, 2020, the following mandatory restrictions are in place for the entire province of Alberta

  • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces
  • All indoor and outdoor social gatherings – public and private – are prohibited
  • All out-of-town travel is discouraged at this time
  • Wedding and funeral services – maximum of 10 people (no receptions)

Further mandatory restrictions come into effect as of 12:01 am on December 13, 2020:

  • Working from home unless a physical presence is required
  • Some businesses will be required to close, reduce capacity, or limit in-person access
For more details, please visit the Alberta Health Services website:
2020-11-09 If you have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you are required to self-isolate at home for 14 days, get tested, and monitor your symptoms.  View this poster for more information - 2020-11-09 Close Contact Information
2020-12-11 Regional Emergency Management Update - Regional Recreation Operations Click to view
  • Effective December 13, 2020 at 12:01 am local time, all municipally owned recreation facilities will be CLOSED in the Newell Region meaning the County of Newell (excluding the City of Brooks),the Town of Bassano, the Village of Duchess, and the Village of Rosemary. Any recreation facilities in the Newell Region not owned by a municipality are strongly encouraged to close but may remain open if permitted by Government of Alberta(e.g. outdoor rinks).

Government of Alberta

All individuals are encouraged to keep up to date on the latest developments throughout Alberta by viewing official information that can be accessed through the Government of Alberta Website:

Information on provincial restrictions on mass gatherings and the criteria for essential vs. non-essential services are available here:

Information on Utility Payment Deferral:

Alberta Health Services

24 hour call number for COVID-19 – Call Health Link 811 or

Alberta Health Services "Help in Tough Times" 

Virtual Mental Health Community (Togetherall)

Government of Canada

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) information and updates -

There are a number of supports available to Canadians through Service Canada.  Click the links below for more information:


Local Business Supports Information

Visit the Brooks Region website for information, resources, and updates for local businesses:

Sign up for the Brooks Region eNewsletter:


Community Support Information


Make Access to 911 your #1 Priority - Click for more information

Click the links below to view information specific to municipalities within the County of Newell: