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Lacombe County to fully reopen office, public works building

Buildings will fully reopen to the public on Monday, June 22, 2020

Lacombe County office and public works building will fully reopen to the public on Monday, June 22, 2020, after the County reduced access to its buildings in mid-March as a response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

“While COVID-19 continues to be a concern for us, we are excited to reopen our doors fully to the public in a manner that is safe for both staff and visitors to our offices,” said Tim Timmons, County Manager for Lacombe County. “We ask that everyone follows the safety measures put in place so that our staff are protected and are able to continue providing top-notch service.”

There will be several changes for visitors should be aware of:

  1. Hand sanitizing stations are available upon entering our office to limit the spread of germs.
  2. Physical distancing (2-metres/6 feet) must be adhered to.
  3. Visitors attending meetings with staff are required to fill out a questionnaire for contact-tracing purposes.
  4. Customers will be asked for their name and phone number for contact tracing purposes.
  5. Protective barriers have been installed and will remain in place until the COVID-19 public health crisis has been resolved.
  6. Masks will be provided for anyone who wishes to use them.

While our office is open for business, Lacombe County reminds anyone with concerns about coming to see us in person that you can contact us by phone (403-782-6601), email (info@lacombecounty.com), through our online service request portal, or through our Facebook page. Please stay home and away from County facilities if you are unwell.

Face-to-face Council meetings will continue. Municipal staff and the public are encouraged not to gather in Council chambers unless participating in the meeting. Lacombe County is allowing people to virtually attend Council and MPC meetings via Zoom (full details are on our website at www.lacombecounty.com). Highlights of our meetings are posted to the website shortly after each County Council meeting.

General Prevention Tips

Lacombe County urges everyone to continue following public health guidelines to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Practicing physical distancing and keep at least 6 feet apart from other people.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an
  • alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding non-essential travel.
  • Watching for COVID-19 symptoms, including but not limited to: cough, fever, shortness

of breath, runny nose or sore throat.

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