Frequently Asked Questions

  1. YOUR HEALTH
  2. How can I protect myself?
  3. If I have flu-like symptoms, should I self-isolate?
  4. SELF-ISOLATION
  5. What is self-isolation?
  6. How to self-isolate
  7. What’s the difference between self-isolation and physical (or social) distancing?
  8. I know of someone in Cochrane who just returned from a trip a few days ago and has decided not to self-isolate. What do I do? Can they be fined?
  9. What should snowbirds coming home do?
  10. Are we going to limit gatherings to five people (from the current 50)?
  11. GENERAL
  12. How many cases of COVID-19 are there in Cochrane? Can you tell me where these individuals are located?
  13. Is there somewhere in Cochrane get tested if I am showing symptoms?
  14. Are we getting a COVID-19 testing site?
  15. What are the travel restrictions and recommendations?
  16. Should separated families continue to swap their children between parents?
  17. Can I still meet friends, gather and socialize at this time?
  18. Can I take my kids out to play?
  19. Do I need to be worried about my pets getting sick?
  20. COMMUNITY RESOURCES
  21. What should I do if I feel anxious or stressed?
  22. What is being done to support residents financially?
  23. What should I do if I think a facility or business is not following provincial guidelines?
  24. I need volunteers/I want to volunteer.
  25. Is school closed for the rest of the year?
  26. Our local Society has an AGM and tax reporting coming up - what do we do?
  27. TOWN BUSINESS
  28. What is the Town doing in response?
  29. What Town facilities are closed?
  30. Is the RCMP building still open to the public?
  31. Are permitted outdoor community events booked through the Town being cancelled?
  32. Will my garbage/recycling/organics still be picked up?
  33. What should we do with our extra recyclables while the Eco Centre is closed?
  34. Where do I put soiled paper products (when using something other than toilet paper)?
  35. Is the Seniors' Property Tax Rebate Program on hold?
  36. How are Town emergency services being supported at this time?
  37. Will there be relief measures available to help with property taxes, mortgage, lease or rent payments?
  38. Can I temporarily opt out of the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)?
  39. Will I be penalized if my utility payment is late?
  40. Will there be a break on taxes and utility bills?
  41. How long do you anticipate these measures to be in place?
  42. I recently applied for employment with the Town. What’s the status of hiring for new positions?
  43. Is COLT still running?
  44. Can we still spend time in our local parks?
  45. What should I do if I meet someone on a pathway?
  46. What role, or extended services, is our Urgent Care offering?
  47. How will information be distributed to those not on social media?
  48. Where do I find more information?
  49. LOCAL BUSINESSES
  50. Should I support local businesses, or stay home?
  51. Will the town be ordering all non-essential businesses to close?
  52. Will the Town be closing day homes?
  53. When families require groceries or prescriptions, is it okay if all family members go to the grocery store?
  54. Are there measures being taken to control the flow of public into businesses?
  55. Could we get to a point where all bars and restaurants are closed?
  56. Are personal services like massage and physiotherapy still open?
  57. Will Council consider amending rules to allow for on-street RV parking to help reduce storage fees?
  58. Will our local stores continue to receive shipments?
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