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COVID-19

What is COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found mostly in animals. In humans, they can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The disease caused by the new coronavirus has been named COVID-19.

COVID-19 was first identified in late 2019. It was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020.

Leduc County


Sep 20, 2021
1251 Cases
128 Active
1116 Recovered
7 Deaths

Last Updated:  
Updated weekdays
Source: Government of Alberta

Town of Devon Office Open

The Town of Devon Office reopened to the public on Monday, June 14, 2021. Residents that would prefer to do their business with the Town staff remotely can still do so by contacting our office:

Restrictions Exemption Program (REP)

Starting Sept. 20, in-scope businesses, entities and events in Alberta must follow one of these 2 options as outlined by the Government of Alberta:

  1. Implement the Restrictions Exemption Program requiring proof of vaccination or negative test result, plus mandatory masking, to continue operating as usual, or
  2. Comply with all public health restrictions as outlined in Order 42-2021

In response to this, effective Sept. 21, 2021, the Town will be implementing the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program at the Devon Community Centre and Dale Fisher Arena

Learn more about the Restrictions Exemption Program in Devon here

New Temporary COVID-19 Measures - Effective Sept. 4, 2021

As COVID-19 transmission is increasing and hospital admissions are rising, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. Alberta is taking temporary measured steps to reduce transmission and prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed. These temporary measures come into effect September 4 at 8 a.m.

All eligible Albertans are encouraged to get vaccinated and a one-time incentive of $100 is now available for all Albertans 18+ who receive a first or second dose between September 3 and October 14.

New temporary measures include:

  • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
  • Employees must mask in all indoor work settings, except in work stations.
  • Alcohol service must end at 10 p.m. in all licensed establishments.
  • Albertans are encouraged to limit in-person contacts.
  • Unvaccinated Albertans are strongly recommended to limit indoor social gatherings to close contacts of only 2 cohort families up to a maximum of 10 people.
  • Employers are recommended to continue work-from-home measures where possible, and to pause or revert plans to have staff return to work.
  • If employees are working on location, they must mask in all indoor settings except work stations.
  • Isolation is still legally required for people who have COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive.

See all temporary measures here

COVID-19 Vaccine Program

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and save lives. The vaccine helps prevent you from getting infected and protects you from getting severely sick if you do get it. Albertans are being vaccinated as fast as supply allows. This is happening in phases so people most at risk get it first. More groups will be eligible as we get more doses.

Until most Albertans are protected by the vaccine, we must continue following all public health guidelines: keep 2 metres apart, wash your hands, wear a mask in public, and stay home when sick.

Preventing the spread of COVID-19

There are a number of measures that can be taken to to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself and others.

  • Stay home and get tested if you are feeling unwell
  • When going out, do your best to practice physical distancing (staying at least 2 metres from others)
  • Wear a mask when in public spaces, especially when it is not possible to physical distance
  • Practice good hygiene and wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Bring hand sanitizer when going out to the store or when spending time outdoors
  • Adhere to all restrictions put in place by higher levels of government
  • Avoid touching your face

Assessment and testing

If you have symptoms or known exposure to COVID-19, please stay home and book a testing appointment online with the AHS assessment tool or call Health Link 811.

COVID-19 Info for Albertans

Additional information on COVID-19 is available from both the provincial and federal governments.

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