Latest Updates on the Town of Ponoka COVID-19 Response

All Town facilities, including the Town Office at the Ponoka Civic Centre and the Aquaplex, are following the provincial government’s direction on reopening, which means most provincial health restrictions are no longer in place. This includes mandatory masking and physical distancing.

Citizens who wish to continue wearing a mask are welcome to do so. Visitors to Town facilities who aren’t feeling well are asked to please stay home and follow provincial health guidelines at www.alberta.ca/covid19 on whether to get tested for COVID-19.

Transitioning Back to ‘Normal’

While most provincial health restrictions are no longer in place at Town facilities, Town of Ponoka Chief Administrative Officer Sandra Lund said the transition to getting life ‘back to normal’ may take time.

“We expect some people will want to continue wearing masks and physical distancing for a while yet depending on their comfort level,” said Lund. “We encourage citizens and visitors at all Town facilities to please be respectful of people’s personal choices to still wear a mask or distance from others as a safety measure,” she said.

The Ponoka Town Office, located on the second floor of the Ponoka Civic Centre, reopened to public access in mid-June. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Citizens who wish to continue doing business with the Town by phone, email and online are encouraged to do so using the following contact information:

Phone: 403-783-4431

Email: town@ponoka.ca

Online: www.ponoka.ca

Fax: 403-783-6745

Drop Box: There is a drop box for bill payments and other correspondence with the Town just inside the doors on the west side of the Ponoka Civic Building. The drop box is available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Ponoka residents are encouraged to get vaccinated as it continues to be the best protection against COVID-19. For information on how to book a vaccine appointment, please visit www.alberta.ca/covid19.

News Releases and Announcements

July 5, 2021 Aquaplex Update images/Aquaplex_Returns_to_Full_Hours_and_Programming__July_5_2021.pdf

Town Services During COVID-19 (current as of June 14, 2021) images/UPDATED_JUNE_11_-_Town_services_during_COVID.pdf

June 14, 2021 Aquaplex Update images/Aquaplex_Reopens_on_June_14_With_Restrictions_Due_to_COVID-19_-_June_10_2021.pdf

May 31, 2021 Outdoor Recreation Update images/Outdoor_Recreation_Facilities_Reopening_June_1_2021.pdf

Town Services During COVID-19 (currect as of May 6, 2021) images/UPDATED_MAY_6_-_Town_services_during_COVID.pdf

May 6, 2021 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Covid-19_Response_by_Town_of_Ponoka_-_May_6_2021.pdf

April 28, 2021 Aquaplex Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Aquaplex_Offers_Extended_Hours_and_Expanded_Schedules_for_Swimming_Lessons_and_Facility_Bookings_-_April_28_2021.pdf

April 16, 2021 New Temporary Seasonal Patio Program https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Temporary_Seasonal_Patio_Program_Launched_by_Town_of_Ponoka_-_April_16_2021.pdf

Town Services During COVID-19 (current as of April 9, 2021) Town Services During COVID-19 - April 9, 2021

April 7, 2021 Aquaplex Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Aquaplex_Reopens_for_Swim_Lessons_and_Private_Bookings_With_Restrictions_Due_to_COVID-19_-_UPDATE_-_April__7_2021.pdf

April 6, 2021 Aquaplex Update  https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Aquaplex_Reopens_for_Swim_Lessons_and_Private_Bookings_With_Restrictions_Due_to_COVID-19_-_April_6_2021.pdf

Town Services During COVID-19 (current as of March 11, 2021) Town Services During COVID - March 11, 2021

November 13, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Covid-19_Response_by_Town_of_Ponoka_-_Update_November_13_2020.pdf

Message from the Mayor https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Mayors_Message.pdf

June 25 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Property_Tax_and_Utility_Relief_Programs_Approaching_-_June_25_2020.pdf

June 11, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Phase_2_repoening_-_Town_Preparing_to_Reopen_Facilities_during_Phase_2_of_Relaunch_Strategy_-_June_11_2020.pdf

Message from the Mayor https://www.ponoka.ca/community/news/1209-message-from-the-mayor-on-the-town-s-response-to-covid-19

May 26, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Garaage_Sales_-_Citizens_Encouraged_to_Host_Virtual_Garage_Sales_-_May_26_2020.pdf

May 26, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Playground_Equipment_Skate_Park_and_Tennis_Courts_Reopen_for_Public_Use_on_May_26.pdf

May 15, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/2020_Budget_Approved_by_Ponoka_Town_Council__-_Zero_Per_Cent_Municipal_Tax_Increase_-_May_15_2020.pdf

May 15, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Property_Tax_and_Utility_Relief_Program_Details_Approved_by_Town_Council_-_May_15_2020.pdf

April 7, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/community/news/1211-covid-19-response-by-town-of-ponoka-updated-april-7-2020

April 6, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Temporary_Closure_of_Town_Recreational_Facilities_Due_to_COVID-19_Results_in_Shift_Cancellations_-_April_6_2020.pdf

April 1, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Free_Wi-Fi_Available_at_Town_Facility_Parking_Lots_-_April_1_2020.pdf

March 31, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/PDFs/Covid_19_Update_-_March_31_2020.pdf

March 27, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Covid-19_Response_by_Town_of_Ponoka_-_Update_March_27_2020.pdf

March 23, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/PDFs/Covid_19_Update_-_March_23_2020.pdf

March 21, 2020 Update  https://www.ponoka.ca/images/PDFs/Covid-19_Response_by_Town_of_Ponoka_-_Update_March_21_2020.pdf

March 18, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Covid-19_Response_by_Town_of_Ponoka_-_Update_March_18_2020.pdf

March 13, 2020 Update https://www.ponoka.ca/images/Coronavirus_Precautionary_Measures_Announced_By_Town_of_Ponoka.pdf

For the most recent information and updates from the federal and provincial governments, please visit the Alberta Health https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx and Government of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html websites.