COVID-19 Information for Residents

If you think you may have COVID-19, please immediately complete this resource and then call 811.

Alberta Has Entered Stage Three of Reopening, July 1.

Stage Three: Two weeks after 70% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose. Effective July 1.

Masking: Mask use in public indoor setting is no longer required except for some specific situations:

  • Working in or visiting some health care settings, such as long-term care
  • Using public transit, including ride share vehicles, taxis, motor coaches and shuttles

While masking is no longer required in most situations, it is important to support those who may wish to continue wearing masks while adjusting to Stage 3.

Isolation and quarantine requirements: Alberta’s requirements for isolation (if you have symptoms) and quarantine (if you have been exposed to COVID-19 through a close contact) remain in place.

Health care and congregate care settings:  Alberta's move to Stage 3 does not change requirements in the existing public health orders for licensed supportive living, long-term care and hospice settings. Stage 3 will impact activities off-site, but existing on-site restrictions will remain in place at this time. 

Lifted Restrictions: All other public health measures have been lifted. This includes all restrictions on:

  • Social gatherings - There are no longer capacity limits on either indoor or outdoor
  • Recreation, performance and entertainment activities
  • Business closures and capacity restrictions 
  • Large events, including concerts, sporting events, exhibitions and festivals

Click here for more information on Stage 3 Public health measures in effect | Alberta.ca 


  Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect until July 1.

The Town of Hinton is acting in the interest of public safety, proactively responding to an evolving worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19. Community health and safety is our priority. We are taking immediate steps to help reduce the risk to our residents, visitors and employees. 

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Critical and Essential Services Continuing

The Town of Hinton has reopened its buildings to the public, (see Town Facility Hours tab). 

The Town has continued to provide essential services throughout the Pandemic. Please continue to place waste containers for pick up in line with your scheduled collection date, and call 780-865-2634 for Infrastructure Services and Parks questions or requests.  

For programming information, click the link below. 

For a detailed listing of Community Service statuses, please view ComServ

Council Meetings

Hinton Town Council meetings will, at this time, continue in the interest of continued operations. However, they are now occurring remotely via zoom meetings and are being live-streamed on Youtube via Hinton.ca/CouncilLive. Check the Town of Hinton Meetings and Events calendar for links and schedules. 

Minute with Council Access

Early in the Town Response to COVID-19, Town Council meetings were moved to remote environments, closed to the public, and streamed online to allow for easy access by residents. However, one aspect of our Council meetings that was lost in this necessary response was Minute with Council.

Traditionally, Residents have been welcomed to speak to Council about issues, events, celebrations, or concerns during Minute with Council. At the beginning of each Council Meeting, the chair of the meeting opens the floor to the public to speak and share with Council members, administration, and meeting observers.

As we determine the "new normal" in this pandemic response, the Town of Hinton has established a procedure to take part in Minute with Council remotely, temporarily, as we prepare for further steps in our reopening plans.

This process is being established to avoid risks of public meeting teleconferencing, such as inappropriate or abusive interjections by anonymous or false identities.

We appreciate your understanding should this cause any inconvenience for you.
Please use this form to receive an invite code to join our proceedings remotely.
Should you encounter difficulty using the form, please call 780-865-6072.

Read more here.

Cemeteries

At this time, new business relating to the Cemetery is encouraged to be handled via your funeral director through to the Town of Hinton, as drop-in meetings are not being accepted by the general public at the Government Centre. Should you wish to meet with the Cemetery staff, please call 780-865-6016 to schedule a meeting. 

Emergency Operation Centre (EOC)

The Hinton Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) remains active, receiving guidance from both the Province and Local Agencies on statuses and needs. 

The Hinton EOC strongly encourages Hinton residents to comply with the contact tracing, should an individual receive a positive test. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hinshaw said that there has been an increase in Albertans who aren't participating in the contact tracing process. This poses significant risks for other people in the community and increases the chances for community spread of the virus.

Previous Taxes and Utilities Deferment Information

During a Special Meeting of Council held this (April 7, 2020) afternoon, Hinton Town Council took actions that are intended to provide relief to COVID-19 impacted residents.

These actions offer residents the ability to defer payment and penalties for Property Taxes until August 31, 2020, as well as defer payment and penalties for Town utilities for a period of 120 days ending in August 2020.

Learn more in the CivicSend, available here: https://www.hinton.ca/CivicSend/ViewMessage/message/109199, or visit Hinton.ca/Defer