|As of March 25th, Mountain View County Council and administration has decided to extend the closure of County facilities indefinitely.|
Originally, the County closed its facilities until April 1, 2020. However, officials determined the closures be extended until such a time when Alberta Health Services directives and guidelines indicate that it is safe for the health of staff and the community to re-open County facilities.
In addition to County facilities like the administration office, operations shops and agriculture shop already closed to the public, the County has also closed its day-use parks, including Davidson Park near Bergen, William Bagnall Wilderness Park west of Water Valley, Hiller's Dam in the Coburn area east of the QE II Highway, and Winchell Lake, south of Water Valley near the County Boundary with Rocky View County. All these facilities will remain closed to the public indefinitely.
The Olds Didsbury Flying Association (ODFA) has also closed the terminal building at the Olds Didsbury Airport, a facility that is owned by Mountain View County and run by the ODFA. The airport is still open to aircraft usage and fuelling services at this time.
An FAQ sheet is now available at www.mountainviewcounty.com/content/covid-19-updates outlining many of the services and contact details for residents seeking information on social services and other services including postal details, grocery stores, etc.
The County is asking for the public's cooperation during this very serious situation.