Spruce Grove’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has made the decision that effective Wednesday, September 22, the City of Spruce Grove is participating in the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program (REP).
As of September 22, the REP will apply to the following City facilities:
At this point in time, City facilities not participating in the REP will follow current provincial public health actions. These facilities include City Hall, Protective Services, Planning and Engineering, Public Works and the Parkland RCMP detachment. The Spruce Grove Public Library is considered out of scope and not eligible to participate. The TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre (TLC) is governed separately from the City of Spruce Grove and therefore makes decisions about that facility through their board. For information about the TLC, visit trileisure.com.
“The health and safety of our residents, staff and visitors has been the EMA’s top priority throughout the pandemic. By participating in the REP, we can continue prioritizing community safety while ensuring that the majority of our community can continue to experience the services and supports the City provides,” says Dean Screpnek, City Manager.
“The REP allows us not to have to reduce the capacity in our facilities or cancel programs and we can continue supporting mental, social, and physical well-being while supporting the health system.”
It is recommended community members allow extra time entering facilities participating in the exemption program. The City appreciates your patience and understanding.
The City is committed to safety for guests and staff and has adopted a zero-tolerance approach to disrespectful conduct. Please continue to treat each other and staff with kindness, patience, and respect.
Please be aware that the City receives additional information and clarity around public health orders on a regular basis. While every effort is made to ensure this information is current, information on www.alberta.ca/Covid19 is the most up-to-date.
To access spaces that are following the REP, people ages 12 and over will be required to provide one of the following:
Individuals 18 years and older must ALSO produce valid personal identification.
For the purposes of the REP, a youth is someone who is under the age of 18 years of age.
Organizations, such as minor sport bodies, are allowed to set their own guidelines regarding requirements for proof of vaccination for participants that are over and above what the Province has set (ie. a minor sport group can require vaccination for players 12 and over).
Complete details on the REP can be found at alberta.ca/COVID19.
Government of Alberta Guideline document: Requirements for the Restriction Exemption Program (PDF).
Albertans can obtain their proof of vaccination card online from MyHealth.Alberta.ca.