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Cremona is west of the town of Carstairs in the Eastern Slopes area of Alberta.

Covid-19 Update
For Cremona Residents | Assistance for Individuals | Assistance for Businesses

Covid-19 Updates for CremonaThe Village is working with Alberta Health Services to monitor COVID-19 and has plans in place to maintain essential services should it become necessary to do so.

The best preventative recommendation remains frequent thorough handwashing.

For more information, recommendations on what you can do to prepare and any questions you may have related to COVID-19 please visit: www.alberta.ca or www.albertahealthservices.ca.

May 15, 2020 Update

Playgrounds have been reopened. Park and amenities not sanitized. Use at your own risk. Please remember to practice social distancing and wash your hands often.

May 12, 2020 Update

The Village office will reopen to the public May 14. Visitors will be asked to follow social distancing protocols and will be asked to wait outside if the front counter is busy when you arrive. If you are experiencing any symptoms please reschedule your visit for another time.

April 23, 2020 Update

All public events in Cremona are cancelled until June 30. A reminder that this includes garage sales, farmers markets including social gatherings that will result in group gatherings. We will revise this as we get closer to this date as more information comes available.

For Cremona Residents
With the increased use of disinfectant wipes and other "flushable" products, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH them down toilets. These do not break down and will clog our sewer system. Please place these with your regular garbage.

For up to date listings of community services and information on accessing government assistance please check Cremona FCSS Facebook page.

Effective immediately the following closures are in effect:

  • Cremona Library
  • Arena
  • Community Hall

Village staff remain on duty and are focused on maintaining critical services for residents and are available by phone and email as always. All emergency services remain at full capacity and currently no changes to the services you receive from the Village are anticipated.

RCMP have closed front desk services as well. If this is an emergency, please call 911.

  • If you are reporting a criminal offence, please pick up the phone by the door to be connected with a dispatcher or call 403-335-3381.
  • If you require a criminal record check or fingerprints for employment, immigration or adoption purposes, please contact 403-335-3382 Monday to Friday 8 am - 4 pm.
  • If you are reporting a collision, please contact 403-335-3382 Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

Bill payment and permit services are available online and through most major banks. For assistance please call the office at 403-637-3762.

As this situation is changing rapidly, we encourage all residents and businesses to check the site below for updates.

For more up to date information please visit www.alberta.ca/covid19.

Aaron Gertzen, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Cremona

Assistance for Individuals

Village council has made provisions for those requiring assistance with Utility bills due to COVID 19. You will continue to receive a bill each month and we encourage you to keep your account current if you can. For those who require it, Council has waived account penalties for April, May and June should you need extra time. For questions please contact the Village office.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit launched April 6 - The Government of Canada announced further details about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) application process. Key details:

  • Direct deposit payments will be made within three to five days of applying, with cheques taking approximately 10 days.
  • Canadians who have already applied for EI do not need to apply again - applications will be automatically enrolled in CERB.
  • Employment Insurance Benefits - Regular EI and Medical EI are programs that are already available to Canadians and can be applied for online.

There is also a dedicated phone line for those individuals who are making an application for Medical EI due to COVID-19. In order to facilitate as many calls as possible, Service Canada is requesting that individuals first make their application online and then contact Service Canada at 1-833-381-3725.

Employment Insurance Benefits - Regular EI and Medical EI are programs that are already available to Canadians and can be applied for online. In the coming week we expect the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to be rolled out and available. It will be beneficial for those residents who have not already done so, to set up these accounts in order to facilitate the application process for benefits programs as they become available.

There is also a dedicated phone line for those individuals who are making an application for Medical EI due to COVID-19. In order to facilitate as many calls as possible, Service Canada is requesting that individuals first make their application online and then contact Service Canada at 1-833-381-3725.

Assistance for Businesses

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - Federal ministers announced further details of the proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Key details:

  • The program would be in place for a 12-week period, from March 15 to June 6, 2020.
  • Eligible employers would be able to access the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy by applying through a CRA online portal. Employers would have to reapply each month.
  • Government will work with non-profit organizations and registered charities to ensure the definition of revenue is appropriate to their circumstances.
  • The government expects employers will receive the wage subsidy six weeks after applying.

Federal Small Business Wage Subsidy - The Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers is a three-month measure that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll deductions required to be remitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Programs through Business Development Canada - On March 13, 2020 the federal government announced that the government is establishing a Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) to support financing in the private sector through the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC). Here are the current options available:

All business are expected to be compliant with the public health order. The businesses and services on the essential services list can continue to provide services at locations accessible to the public and must have proper risk mitigation measures in place, such as sanitation stations and appropriate distancing between customers. Businesses not listed on the Essential Services List must be closed.

Beautiful scenery around the farmland of rural Alberta near Cremona and Water Valley. The Cremona School is part of the Chinook's Edge School Division and includes Grades ECS through 12. One of the churches people gather to visit with friends and neighbours and worship. One of the highlights of Cremona is the full growth of trees and shrubs throughout town.

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