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Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Resources and Helpful Links

The health and well-being of our community is a top priority.  Here are some resources and helpful links to help you connect with the information you may need as the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve.  

Update September 1: Starting today the Bighorn Library is opening for limited hours and days.
Tuesdays 5 to 8
Wednesdays 9 to 12
Thursdays 5 to 8
Everyone please wear a mask in the library. If you do not have one they will be happy to provide you with one. Your library staff can’t wait to see you again!!

*Updated May 20, 2020

Alberta Government - useful links to provincial information including all updates by Chief Medical Officer

Government of Canada Heath Services  - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Alberta Health Services (AHS) - Information for Albertans about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Workplace Guidance for Business Owners - This document has been developed to support all business and sectors (excluding health care settings) in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among workers, volunteers and patrons. All workplaces are expected to develop and implement these policies and procedures prior to re-opening or continuing operations after May 1, 2020. 

Alberta Biz Connect - Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.

Mental Health Commission of Canada - Choosing sources of information carefully during COVID-19 is critical to mental well-being

Town of Banff - Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Town of Canmore - Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

We know you have questions and need information. The Canmore call centre is operating weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (not statutory holidays) to help answer questions relating to mental health, employment insurance, meal and grocery services, housing, issues related to immigration, childcare and more.

Call 403.678.1551 or email:  

*COVID-19 Questions and Answers

Town of Cochrane - COVID-19 Situation Updates

Bow Valley Immigration Partnership - Information for Foreign-born Bow Valley Residents about Novel Coronavirus (COVID‑19) 

Please practice social distancing and follow all Provincial directives. If you know of someone who is elderly, in frail health or is somewhat isolated (geographically or socially) please check in on them by phone to offer any assistance they may require.

Grocery Gift Cards
The MD of Bighorn has a limited number of grocery gift cards to distribute to MD residents who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  These are available at no cost to residents who’s income has taken a serious hit and are struggling to make ends meet.  To inquire about obtaining one of these gift cards, please contact Deb Grady or 403-673-3611.

*We are listing links and information on COVID-19 resources and supports on the following web pages:


Recreation Options 

Social and Mental Health Supports 

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