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COVID-19 UPDATE | SEPTEMBER 24th, 2020

Today Dr. Deena Hinshaw opened her report by addressing the Opioid Report that was recently released and the significant increase in harms associated with opioid use due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She encouraged everyone to continue looking out for each other and check in on loved ones. The ripple effects from COVID-19 are large, and we must continue minimizing the impact of COVID-19 while also minimizing the impact of restrictions on the rest of our health. Dr. Hinshaw let Albertans know that if they are experiencing challenges, they can call the Addiction Helpline at 1-866-332-2322 or visit www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/page16759.aspx.

Dr. Hinshaw reported 158 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the last 24 hours. There are currently 1,462 actives cases in Alberta, with 58 people hospitalized and 14 in the ICU. 13 alerts in schools have ended with no in-school transmission and students and staff have returned to the classroom. There are 97 active alerts in schools at this time, with 162 active cases in total. This represents roughly 4% of schools in the province. There are 32 school outbreaks with 7 schools experiencing likely transmission within the school in at least one case and four of which have five or more cases, putting them in the ‘watch’ category. Dr. Hinshaw reminded Albertans that while 2 confirmed cases in schools may qualify as an outbreak, it does not mean that the school is unsafe.

Dr. Hinshaw also spoke to the outbreak at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, stating 29 cases at that location have been identified, and reminded Albertans that we all need to do our part to keep our community safe. She re-iterated that it’s imperative that this fall and winter anyone who is sick not enter or visit care facilities, and anyone who is not ill who visits must follow protocols strictly. Again Dr. Hinshaw reminded everyone of the importance of staying home while sick, even with mild symptoms.

With Thanksgiving approaching, Dr. Hinshaw also reminded Albertans to have a safe holiday and announced that new guidance for Thanksgiving and holiday entertaining is now available online at www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-safe-holiday-entertaining.pdf.

As of the end of the day September 23rd, there are NO active cases of COVID-19 in the Drayton Valley/Brazeau County area. Two cases have recovered.

Watch the full update here: youtu.be/3iYyyY403Gg
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PROPERTY TAX

We’d like to remind residents that the 2020 tax deferral program ends next week on September 30th, 2020, this also includes the Education Property Tax portion on commercial property bills. A Penalty of 3% will be applied on any outstanding tax balances beginning October 1st, 2020.

We encourage anyone who is not able to pay in full to call the Town office to make payment arrangements.

Payments can also be made online on our website at www.draytonvalley.ca/online-payments/.

Should you have any questions regarding taxes for 2020, or would like to arrange payment, please contact the Town at your convenience at 780-514-2200 and we would be happy to help you!
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PROPERTY TAX

We’d like to remind residents that the 2020 tax deferral program ends next week on September 30th, 2020, this also includes the Education Property Tax portion on commercial property bills.   A Penalty of 3% will be applied on any outstanding tax balances beginning October 1st, 2020. 

We encourage anyone who is not able to pay in full to call the Town office to make payment arrangements.  

Payments can also be made online on our website at https://www.draytonvalley.ca/online-payments/. 

Should you have any questions regarding taxes for 2020, or would like to arrange payment, please contact the Town at your convenience at 780-514-2200 and we would be happy to help you!
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