Swan Hills Upgraded to Enhanced Public Health Measures

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Following the province’s daily COVID Measures update on Dec 1, 2020, Big Lakes County has been upgraded to Enhanced Status. As the Towns of Swan Hills and High Prairie are within Big Lakes County; both communities have also been upgraded to Enhanced Status. This means, effective immediately and until at least December 15th, the following protocols must be followed along with all previous COVID social distancing measures.

The following measures went into effect across Alberta on Nov 24, 2020:

• No indoor social gatherings in any setting

• Outdoor gatherings have a maximum attendance of 10

• Weddings and funeral services have a maximum attendance of 10, with no receptions permitted

• No festivals or events

• Working from home should be considered, where possible

• Grades 7-12 will be doing at-home learning between November 30, 2020 to January 11, 2021

• ECS-Grade 6 at-home learning after break until January 11, 2021

The following measures for Enhanced Status regions now also apply to Swan Hills:

• Places of worship must operate at one-third capacity with mandatory masking in place

• Restricted access to some businesses and facilities

Swan Hills currently has one active case of COVID-19.

Detailed information about the restrictions to some businesses and facilities can be found at


Dean LaBerge, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grizzly Gazette