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

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, and offering an interest deferral program for those facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 ( https://altona.ca/financial-hardship/)
  • As of October 19, 2020, mask use is required in all Town-owned public facilities. Masks that cover the nose, mouth and chin without gapping will be required for the public to enter the Millennium Exhibition Centre, and the Altona Civic Centre. This decision was made by Town Council in their meeting on October 13th as a measure to keep staff and the community safe while keeping facilities open to the public. Face masks must be worn over the mouth, nose and chin at all times with the following exemptions: Children under the age of five; individuals with medical conditions preventing them from safely wearing a mask; and individuals who are unable to put on or take off a mask without assistance. Visitors to the facilities are also permitted to temporarily remove their masks in certain circumstances. Please review the October 16, 2020 press release below for more information
  • Suspending recreation programs. As restrictions are lifted, recreation programs may begin to be offered again. Click here to learn what programs are being offered.
  • The Millennium Exhibition Centre’s facilities such as the Altona Elk’s Playland and Mini Stick Arena are closed until further notice
  • Outdoor recreation facilities such as the Bridge Skate Park, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamonds, batting cages, warm-up shelters, and public washrooms are open with restrictions in place, and hand-washing/sanitizing stations available.
  • The Administration Office in the Civic Centre, and the Recreation Office in the Millennium Exhibition Centre are open to the public, but residents are reminded that most or all of our services can be accessed online or over the phone, without needing to come in. 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. Masks are required to enter IGA.

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. As of August 25, 2020, all customers entering the store are required to wear masks.

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.
As of September 1, 2020, masks are mandatory to enter any healthcare facility in Manitoba.

Gardens on Tenth

You can book a “window visit” with your loved one by emailing the Life Enrichment Department, or calling/texting 204-304-1225. Outdoor family visits can also be scheduled in the courtyard.

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 re-opened to the public with limited hours. Patrons are asked to have their library cards with them, and limit their time in the library to allow other patrons the opportunity to come in.

Tuesday: 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday: CLOSED, Hold Pick-Ups only
Friday: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday: CLOSED, Hold Pick-Ups Only

Don’t have a library card, and not able to go to the branch to get one? Not a problem – they have set up a way for you to get one from home. More information on their website.There are also many online resources available for their patrons, including video streaming, ebooks, audiobooks, and more! Visit https://scrl.mb.libraries.coop/ for more information.

Restaurants

Restaurant Take-Out Delivery Patio Dine-In Contact
Altona Coffee House/Grumpy’s Bar & Grill Yes, order online or call to order Yes, order online or call to order Yes, limited capacity Yes, limited capacity altonahotel.ca 204-324-5241
Ang’s Pizza & More Yes, call to order Yes, call to order No Yes, limited capacity 204-324-8955
Chicken Chef/Papa’s Steakhouse Yes, call to order No No Yes, limited capacity 204-324-1200
Lok Lok Garden Yes, call to order No No No 204-324-8106
Oma’s Kitchen Yes, call to order No No Yes, limited capacity 204-324-5360
Pizza Haven Yes, call to order Yes, call to order No Yes, limited capacity 204-324-8772
Potpourri of Flavours Yes, call to order No Yes, limited capacity Yes, limited capacity 204-324-1623
Subway/Sweet Caroline Yes No Yes, limited capacity Yes, limited capacity 204-324-8890
The Ice Cream Hut Yes No Yes, limited capacity Yes, limited capacity 204-324-6836

Altona Hotel (Altona Coffee House/Grumpy’s Bar and Grill) https://www.altonahotel.ca/eat-drink.

Ang’s Pizza & More https://www.facebook.com/AngsPizza/

Chicken Chef/Papa’s Steakhouse https://www.facebook.com/Chicken-ChefPapas-Steakhouse-Altona-707946609295777/

Pizza Haven https://www.facebook.com/Pizza-Haven-Altona-384927499127/

Potpourri of Flavours https://www.facebook.com/Potpourri.of.Flavours/

Subway/Sweet Caroline https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-Caroline-1746774092256377/

The Ice Cream Hut https://www.facebook.com/theicecreamhutaltona/

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

Altona United Church: https://www.facebook.com/AltonaUnitedChurch/.

Seeds Church: https://seedschurch.ca/

Altona Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church: https://www.altonaemmc.ca/

Victory Family Church: http://www.victoryfamilychurch.ca/wp/

Altona Bergthaler Church: http://www.abchurchcommunity.ca/

South Park Mennonite Brethren Church: www.southparkmb.com.

Altona Mennonite Church: http://www.altonamennonitechurch.ca/

Altona Reinlander Church: 204-324-5762

Altona Baptist Church: 204-324-1647

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