Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Links & Contacts

The Town of Altona is relying on the guidance of health professionals as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. All Manitobans have a role to play in flattening the curve and slowing the spread of the virus, and minimizing its impact on our health-care system and in our communities. We encourage you to use the following resources for factual, up-to-date information.

Manitoba

https://www.covid19manitoba.ca/

For Manitoba’s latest health orders, critical services list, and frequently asked questions, please visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

If your health order-related question was not answered online, or you have non-compliance concerns, you can call the Manitoba Government Inquiry line at 204-945-3744 or 1-866-MANITOBA.

For Manitoba’s online screening COVID-19 screening tool, visit https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/

For tools and resources from the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce for businesses, visit https://mbchamber.mb.ca/covid-19-tools-resources-for-businesses-employers/?fbclid=IwAR1QiKmxQcrkvRAbUkIaAGtCTJ_X-MMxMRwYCUuof74jNXKwBIH-nDR80PY

For Manitoba’s online engagement forum for general business inquiries, please visit https://engagemb.ca/covid19-csp

If you need help, or want to offer help to your neighbours, visit https://helpnextdoormb.ca/

For mental health support, please visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/bewell/index.html

Canada

For more information about Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

For more information about COVID-19 in Canada, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html?utm_campaign=not-applicable&utm_medium=vanity-url&utm_source=canada-ca_coronavirus

Town of Altona Response to COVID-19

The Town of Altona is taking proactive measures to help reduce the impact of COVID-19. This includes:

  • Freezing municipal taxes for 2020
  • Suspending all recreation programs
  • Closure of indoor recreation spaces such as the Millennium Exhibition Centre
  • Outdoor recreation facilities such as the Bridge Skate Park, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamonds, warm-up shelters, and public washrooms are scheduled to re-open with precautions in place on May 8th, 2020.
  • The Administration Office in the Civic Centre, and the Recreation Office in the Millennium Exhibition Centre have re-opened to the public. Residents are reminded that most or all of our services can be accessed online or over the phone, and to avoid coming into the office unless necessary. Please call us at 204-324-6468 or 204-324-9005 for the Recreation Office.

All of these steps are in place to ensure the safety of our community, our staff, and the protection of essential services. We will continue to be hard at work delivering essential services such as protective services, clean water, wastewater treatment and many others, and keeping you informed. The Town of Altona encourages you to practice excellent hygiene, physical distancing, and find new ways to connect with your community. Physical distancing does not need to mean loneliness. As we work together to flatten the curve and slow down the spread of COVID-19, call your neighbours, chat with your friends virtually, and find new ways to socialize while maintaining distance.

Community Responses:

Blue Sky Opportunities Recycling Depot

Blue Sky Opportunities would like you to know that recycle depots have not been sanitized. If you have traveled or present symptoms of COVID-19 it is requested you disinfect your recycling. It is also recommended you do not drop off within your 2 week self-isolation period. Please maintain a minimum of 2 meters of physical distance when interacting with recycling collectors. Help keep collection crews, sorting staff, residents and communities safe!

Food Stores

Sun Valley Co-op Food Store is offering free, contact-less delivery of groceries. Call 204-324-9492 to place your order. Sun Valley Co-op Food Store is also asking that customers reserve the first hour of the day (8 am – 9 am) for seniors to purchase their groceries while the store is less busy.

IGA Grocery Store is offering “Golden Hour” for seniors and those most vulnerable in our community to complete their food shopping. From 7-8 am, (11 am – noon on Sundays), IGA will be open for those vulnerable to COVID-19 to complete essential shopping. IGA also offers delivery service of groceries. Call 204-324-6425.

Pharmacies

Pembina Valley Pharmacy offers delivery of prescription medication. You can order your prescription online at www.pvpaltona.com, or call at 204-324-5550.

Rexall Altona also offers delivery of prescription medication. You can call 204-324-6461 to speak to the pharmacy.

Altona Clinic

Doctors at the facility are making themselves available for consultation via telephone, for those individuals seeking medical advice unrelated to COVID-19. Those looking to take advantage of this option are asked to call the clinic at 204-324-6447 to book a telephone appointment.

Gardens on Tenth

The Apartments: There is no public access WHATSOEVER into the Apartments at the Gardens on Tenth. All public activities and events have been cancelled.

The Gardens, The Units, The Manor: Family and visitors are urged to not enter if they have returned from international travel in the last 14 days, are under direction to self-monitor or self-isolate, or are experiencing flu-like symptoms. All public activities and events have been cancelled.

South Central Regional Library

The South Central Regional Library has closed its doors to the public, but have many online resources available for their patrons, including video streaming, ebooks, audiobooks, and more! Visit https://scrl.mb.libraries.coop/ for more information. Don’t have a library card? Not a problem – they have set up a way for you to get one from home.

Restaurants

As of April 1, 2020, all restaurants and other commercial facilities that serve food are prohibited from serving food to customers in their premises. This prevents eat-in dining at all facilities. However, restaurants and other commercial facilities can prepare and serve food for delivery or takeout. If this takes place, the operator of the restaurant must ensure that all persons maintain the appropriate social distancing from other customers when picking up food.

Altona Hotel (Altona Coffee House/Grumpy’s Bar and Grill) is offering online ordering for take-out every day from 4 pm – 7 pm at https://www.altonahotel.ca/eat-drink. You can also call to place an order.

The Ice Cream Hut is taking orders and pick-ups through their patio windows. You can also call in your order. Visit https://www.facebook.com/theicecreamhutaltona/ for more info.

Potpourri of Flavours is open for take-out orders. You can call to place your order. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Potpourri.of.Flavours/ to view the menu.

Pizza Haven is open for pick-up and delivery, and is offering 50% off of their pizzas until April 7, 2020. Call to place your order. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Pizza-Haven-Altona-384927499127/

Ang’s Pizza & More offers delivery and takeout with wireless debit. Visit https://www.facebook.com/AngsPizza/ for menu and more information.

Subway/Sweet Caroline is open for takeout orders only. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-Caroline-1746774092256377/ for more information.

Chicken Chef/Papa’s Steakhouse is open from 11 am – 7 pm for takeout and delivery. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Chicken-ChefPapas-Steakhouse-Altona-707946609295777/ for more information.

MCC
The Altona MCC Gift and Thrift Store has reopened. Customers are asked to respect physical distancing, shop alone, and not bring any children under the age of 10 into the store.

Places of Worship

The Altona United Church is suspending Sunday morning worship service for March 22nd, and March 29th, and will offer a Sunday morning message on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AltonaUnitedChurch/.

Seeds Church will be having no Worship Services and Camp Roots until further notice. This includes Maundy Thursday potluck and Easter Sunday breakfast potluck. There will also be no Easter Choir practices until further notice, and no rentals for groups of 50 or larger. Visit https://seedschurch.ca/ for more information.

Altona Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church will be livestreaming a worship service including singing at 10:30 am on Sundays. Visit https://www.altonaemmc.ca/ for more information.

Victory Family Church will be offering services online by video and podcast. Visit http://www.victoryfamilychurch.ca/wp/ for more information.

Altona Bergthaler Church has cancelled all activities and closed their facility. Services will be posted to their website at http://www.abchurchcommunity.ca/

South Park Mennonite Brethren Church has suspended Sunday morning worship service for March 22nd and 29th. Sermons will be recorded and uploaded to their website at www.southparkmb.com.

Altona Mennonite Church has suspended Sunday morning service.

Reinland Mennonite Church has suspended Sunday morning service.

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