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COVID-19 Information

Covid-19 Rapid Test Kits

Covid-19 Rapid Test Kits are free for employers to pick up at the Chamber for members and non-members.

Just fill out the application form at chamber office and pick up your kits.

Application Form to bring to Chamber office:







Training for the kit you will be receiving: 

Training Video

Training Course Powerpoint

Quality Control Testing

Training Check List

Rapid Testing Reference Sheet


Quiz with answers

Contact Us:

Restriction Exemption Program - implemented Sept 20, 2021

Restrictions Exemption Program

Provincewide, vaccine-eligible Albertans and visitors to Alberta are required to provide government-issued proof of immunization, a negative privately paid COVID-19 test from within the previous 72 hours or valid proof of medical exemption to access a variety of participating social, recreational and discretionary events and businesses.

  • Businesses and service providers who implement this program can immediately and without restriction serve any individual who:

o From Sept. 20 to Oct. 25, has valid proof of a single dose of vaccine received two or more weeks before the time of service; or

o From Oct. 26 and beyond, has proof of a complete vaccine series with the second dose received two weeks or more before the time of service; or

o Has documentation of a medical exemption from a physician or nurse practitioner; or

o Has proof of a recent (within the previous 72 hours) negative COVID-19 test (either PCR or Rapid Test).

 The test cannot be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.

  • Those under the age of 12 do not need to provide proof of immunization or a negative test to enter a participating business.
  • This program does not apply to businesses or entities that need to be accessed for daily living. A full list of in-scope and out-of-scope businesses is available online.
  • Businesses that implement the Restrictions Exemption Program must continue to follow indoor mandatory masking requirements.
  • Staff are not required to be vaccinated just masked.
  • Albertans can now access a convenient card-sized proof of vaccination easily and quickly on without creating an online account. The paper copy of the immunization record received at your vaccination appointment can also be used as proof of vaccination.

New provincewide public health measures in effect as of Sept. 20

For in-scope operators that are eligible but do not implement the Restrictions Exemption program, the following mandatory measures are now in effect:


  • Outdoor dining only with a maximum of six individuals per table (one household or two close contacts for those living alone).
  • Liquor sales and consumption restrictions (10 p.m. sales and 11 p.m. consumption) apply.

Weddings and funerals

  • All indoor ceremonies and services are limited to 50 attendees or 50 per cent fire code capacity, whichever is less.
  • No indoor receptions are permitted.

o The hosting facility would be eligible to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program.

  • All outdoor ceremonies and services for weddings and funerals must be limited to 200 attendees. Outdoor receptions are required to follow liquor sales and consumption restrictions.

Entertainment and recreation facilities (includes any indoor venues, libraries, conferences, rental spaces, concerts, nightclubs, casinos and similar)

  • Attendance is limited to one-third fire code capacity and attendees are only permitted to attend with their household or two close contacts for those living alone. Attendees must be masked and have two-metre physical distancing between households.

Adult sport, fitness, performance and recreation

  • Indoor activities

o No indoor group classes or activities are permitted.

o One-on-one training or individual workouts are permitted but three-metre physical distancing is required.

o No contact between players; indoor competitions are paused except where vaccine exemptions have been granted.

  • There are no restrictions on outdoor activities.

Out-of-scope operators who are not eligible for the Restrictions Exemption Program must follow the public health restrictions as defined in Order 42-2021, including masking and distancing requirements, and occupancy limits.

Public health measures that came into effect on Sept. 16 remain in place provincewide.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding REP

The Town of Taber has implemented a Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw. To see more information, scroll down.

As of November 24, 2020, the Government of Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency. Mandatory measures are now in effect. To see these mandatory measures, click here.

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Taber and in Alberta. Latest info (including stats, health orders, and more): click this link.

Stay informed on how you can help prevent the spread. Concerns about your health? Call Health Link 811.

Mandatory Masking Requirements

Please note that as of December 8, 2020, masks are now mandatory Province-wide. See the Government of Alberta's website for more information.

Business Resources

With the Provincial mandate on masks, we know businesses may have some questions. The Town has provided the resources below for your use:

The Town also has posters and graphics available for businesses to download and use as they like:

Heat Map on Cases in Canada

Monitor the Situation and Stay up to Date

Local Resources for Business




Latest Information:

Alberta Biz Connect - Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.

Submit a Complaint

If you see facilities that are not following the limitations and restrictions of the province, please notify public health inspectors through the online complaint form.

If you experience an unfair business or tenancy transaction, you can find more information and file a complaint here.

Is red tape affecting your ability to reopen your business? Fill out the Government of Alberta form to tell the government how it can better support your business through the relaunch transition.

The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada has recommended that Canadians should avoid and cancel non-essential travel outside the country with enhanced screening measures at airports to be announced. The federal budget has been postponed and will not be delivered on March 30. Parliament and the Senate stands adjourned until April 20.

What you need to know:

We encourage everyone to heed the advice of medical professionals and take these precautionary steps.

  • Effective March 12, all Albertans currently outside Canada should self-isolate for 14 days when they return.
  • If employees have visited a Italy, Iran or China’s Hubei province in the last 14 days, it is recommended they isolate themselves until two weeks have passed since that visit. This is recommended even if they are feeling well.
  • Employees should self-isolate and call Health Link 811 for additional precautions and follow-up testing if they have travelled to anywhere outside of Canada and experienced any of the following:
      • contact with someone who was suspected or confirmed to have the novel coronavirus
      • were in a health-care facility
      • have symptoms, such as cough or fever

If an employee does not meet the exposure criteria above, they do not need to stay away from work, and do not need any testing or a physician’s note to attend work.

Find the latest information from the Government of Alberta


If an employee has to self-isolate

  • Employees and employers should work together to explore alternate working arrangements:
    • Working from home or remotely
    • Doing work that does not require the employee to contact other people in the community or at work
  • If an alternate working arrangement is not possible, employees can use paid sick time if their employer offers this.
  • Changes to the Employment Standards Code will allow employees who are required to self-isolate or are caring for a loved one with COVID-19 to take 14 days of paid job protected leave to cover the self isolation period being recommended by Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • There will be no requirement to have a medical note for such leave or to have worked for an employer for 90 days to qualify for such leave.

Business continuity plans

Ensure your business is prepared to handle a potential case of business disruption, including accessing available government resources to mitigate potential financial impacts to your employees and your business.

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Preventative Measures for Business

While it is important to be cautious and heed all medical advice from Chief Medical Officers and government it is also important to be measured in our response to this situation.

Restricted and Non Restricted Services

Alberta has implemented public health orders restricting mass gatherings to protect Albertans’ health and limit the spread of COVID-19.


Restricted and Non Restricted Services

Alberta has implemented public health orders restricting mass gatherings to protect Albertans’ health and limit the spread of COVID-19.


Prevent the Spread

All Albertans are encouraged to take personal steps to help prevent the spread.

To protect yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Remember to cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and then throw away the tissue and wash your hands or use a sanitizer.
  • Regularly disinfect your hands, surfaces and objects, such as desks and shared areas.

If you have symptoms, like a dry cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing:

View additional information on Symptoms and treatment and testing in Alberta.

View the hand sanitizer recall notice for certain hand sanitizers.