The City’s response to COVID-19
While the City responds to the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are still here to help and serve you. Staff are accessible by phone and email at Spruce Grove City Hall, Family and Community Support Services, Planning and Development, Engineering and our Public Works Facility.
The Spruce Grove Emergency Management Agency continues to closely monitor the situation around COVID-19. Here you will find City news and updates related to COVID-19, details on City services, events and programs, information about supports/resources in the community, and more.
As always, the health and safety of our staff and community is our top priority. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community well.
- August 5: Council asks staff to develop bylaw with options for a staged approach regarding face coverings
- July 31: City seeking public feedback on the use of face coverings in Spruce Grove
- July 31: Special council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4 to discuss options related to the use of face coverings
- July 24: Effective Aug. 1, face coverings mandatory on Spruce Grove Transit
- July 2: Free single session counselling services now available to residents in Tri-Municipal Region
- June 25: Jubilee Park spray park open; review new registration details and guidelines
- Contact us by phone and email; we are still here to serve you, just differently.
- Review the list of temporary facility/amenity closures and find information on rentals/bookings.
- Apply for a building permit, development permit or book an inspection during COVID-19.
- Residential waste collection continues to be picked up on residents’ regular collection day. Please be aware of the following guidelines for disposing of household garbage, recycling and organics, and when visiting the Eco Centre.
- Spruce Grove Transit continues to operate commuter Routes 560 and 561, as well as local Route 568. Effective August 1, face coverings will be required on all Spruce Grove Transit routes.
- Taxpayers who are financially impacted by COVID-19 can apply online to have penalties on tax balances deferred until Sept. 30.
- Stay updated on the status of outdoor recreational amenities in Spruce Grove, including the hard surface courts (pickleball and tennis), the skate park, playgrounds, sports fields and trails. Please follow these guidelines when using the amenities.
- Playground structures are open, but use is discouraged.
- Fuhr Sports Park remains closed at this time.
- Keep these tips in mind when spending time outdoors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay updated on the status of the Central Park splash pad and Jubilee Park spray park and review the guidelines when using these amenities.
- Spruce Grove FCSS introduces Parkland Connect, a free single session counselling service for residents living in the Tri-Municipal Region.
- Stay safe, stay healthy! Find information about mental health supports, food security, social isolation, crisis helplines, resources for those experiencing domestic violence and more.
- HelpSeeker is a free mobile app that lists local organizations offering programs and services in the area. This includes mental health supports, social services, crisis helplines, recreation services, food delivery services and COVID-19 related resources.
- SeniorConnect Tri-Region is a free online training from that teaches participants how to recognize and respond to seniors in need.
- The City will temporarily relax its regulations affecting outdoor/sidewalk patios for the 2020 season so that restaurants can expand the amount of seating available for their customers while still meeting provincial guidelines.
- To help assist businesses required to close due to COVID-19 advertise re-opening in our community, the City will allow select temporary signage on City boulevards and business premises until Aug. 30.
- Review a list of resources for local businesses and sign up to receive our business newsletter to stay up to date.
- Spruce Grove FCSS is offering virtual programs for youth ages 12-18 to help young people in the community stay connected.
- The garage sale advertising program has been suspended until further notice. Garage sales are allowed in Spruce Grove, however the Emergency Management Agency recommends against holding or attending them.
- The Block Party Program has been temporarily suspended. We are investigating alternatives that may allow for block parties to occur in a different way this year.
- Adventure Camps, Leaders in Training and summer drama camps offered by Horizon Stage have been cancelled.
- Stay informed about the status of upcoming City events.
Do your part to prevent the spread and protect yourself and others during COVID-19:
- Stay home and get tested if you’re feeling unwell.
- When out, maintain physical distancing of 2 metres.
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap.
- Catch your germs. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Wear a mask in public places where keeping a distance of 2 metres is difficult.