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Masks During COVID-19

Wearing Masks During COVID-19

For a complete explanation for the safe use of masks during COVID-19 please click here.

Important Highlights:

Medical masks, including surgical, medical procedure face masks and respirators (like N95 masks), must be kept for health care workers and others providing direct care to COVID-19 patients.

Wearing a non-medical mask (for example a homemade cloth mask) in the community has not been proven to protect the person wearing it. Strict hygiene and public health measures, including frequent hand washing and physical (social) distancing, will reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus.

If wearing a non-medical mask makes you feel safer and stops you from touching your nose and mouth, that is also good. But remember not to touch or rub your eyes.

It is important to understand that non-medical masks have limitations and need to be used safely.

Non-medical masks alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. You must consistently and strictly adhere to good hygiene and public health measures, including frequent hand washing and physical (social) distancing.

COVID-19 Food and Pharmacy Community Care Program

To Apply Click Here.

Prior to applying please read the information below:


The G5 municipalities and Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) have joined forces to provide assistance to those within the Central Peace region who are isolated or at risk. The program is designed to ensure residents in the Central Peace have continued access to essential items like groceries and medications.

While all five communities have advised residents to support family, friends and neighbours who may be isolated, unable to get town, or at risk, residents who have no other supports available, and are in urgent need of groceries, medication or essential goods are urged to make use of this program.

Who Is Included?

This includes those who are unable to visit stores and pharmacies because of self-isolation requirements, as directed by Alberta Health Services.

Areas covered include: Birch Hills County, MD of Spirit River 133, Town of Spirit River, Saddle Hills County and the Village of Rycroft.

How Do I Apply?

To apply please click on the link at the top of the page. Residents may also call their municipal office to get a hard copy sent to them by mail or a fillable pdf by email..

Once a request is made, individuals will receive a call back from a program assessor within 24-hours of making their online or phone request. If the request is approved, once you have ordered and arranged payment, a driver will deliver the goods.


The client or client’s family will be responsible to phone ahead and order the supplies as well as making payment arrangements with the Spirit River IGA and Rexall Drugs in Spirit River. There is a form attached to the application to apply to Rexall drugs for prepayment arrangements. Please call Rhonda or Randall at 780-864-4096 to make payments arrangements for your grocery purchases.

Municipal staff will be utilized as delivery personnel. Safety precautions are in place to protect citizens and drivers. Supplies will be dropped at the client’s door, no municipal personnel will enter the clients’ homes. The program will protect the confidentiality of those who participate.


Daily Updates

For daily updates and most recent information please visit the CPREM Facebook page.

Additional resources are available on this site at the following links:

Resources For Families

Resources For Businesses

Additional Government of Alberta Resources

If You Do Not Have A Computer – Dial 811

If you, a friend, or a loved one does not have a computer and is concerned about what to do if they are concerned about symptoms please use the 811 Healthlink number at Alberta Health for assistance.

New information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is being shared on a regular basis. It is important to rely on accurate sources for information. We recommend that you use the Government of Alberta website (see link below) for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.

Trusted Sources of Information include:

Government of Alberta

Alberta Health Services

Government of Canada

World Health Organization

Dispelling Myths About COVID-19

To dispel some of the myths and misinformation about COVID-19 the World Health Organization has posted a page about the virus called Myth busters.

Local Municipal Websites

Contact Us

Spirit River AB T0H 3G0

Phone: 780-864-3760
Fax: 780-864-3904
Toll-free: 1-888-864-3760
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