COVID-19 Response

Please note that the Town of Edson currently has NO IMPACT to our essential services.

The Town of Edson has no extra measures in place and is currently following the Provincial guidelines and restrictions. ( has the latest information from the Province and Alberta Health Services has the latest information from the Federal level.

The Province has moved into Step 2 of their reopening plan. We will continue to monitor the data, but full updates will no longer be provided unless the data/Provincial policies change significantly. Please use the links below to follow the Wastewater trends and Provincial data. Vaccination trends continue to be low in this region. For more information on vaccines visit


Parkland Lodge in Edson has been identified as having an outbreak. Acute care and continuing care facilities (including group homes) are reported publicly when there are 2 or more cases, indicating that a transmission within the facility has occurred. Outbreaks are declared over when 4 weeks have passed since the last case was identified.

Local maps and data can be found at stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#geospatial


Wastewater Testing

Wastewater data is available at (click the wastewater tab on the top of the page) For more on the program, visit


Restrictions and Vaccines


The Province moved to Step 2 of their reopening plan.  More details can be found at

Vaccine Information

Edson is below the Provincial average for vaccinations. Everyone aged 5+ can get their first and second doses now (and eligible 3rd doses). Book your appointment at

Facial Coverings

A reminder that these is no local masking bylaw in the Town of Edson.

The local bylaw was repealed once the Provincial order was put in place.

While indoor masking is no longer a requirement, we ask everyone to respect the decisions of those that wish to continue to mask at this time. Everyone’s situation and level of comfort is different as we move into this new phase.



Edson Facility Changes / Closures

There are no closures related to COVID-19 at this time.

Online payments and per-arraigned or virtual meetings are still recommended where possible. 

The Town of Edson and Community Futures West Yellowhead (CFWY) understand the difficulties the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the small business community. As a result, the Town of Edson has made funds available to CFWY to provide support and assistance to Small Business and non-profits through the Edson Small Business Loan. Owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for loans up to $25,000.00.
The Edson Small Business Loan was created to promote entrepreneurship and business retention during COVID-19, business recovery and increasing the potential of businesses to pivot and reimagine their business models for future success.


General Details
• Maximum loan of $25,000
• 0% interest for the first 180 days
• No payments are required until the 181st day after the loan agreement is signed, then payments will continue until the loan balance is paid in full.
• Principal repayments can be voluntarily made without penalty within the first 180 days after the loan agreement is signed
• The full balance must be repaid no later than 3 years from the date the loan agreement is signed.
• Loans will be at a fixed interest rate of 3%.
For more details on the Program, and for application information (available now) visit the Community Futures Website -->
Edson Business Liaison Heather Cokes can also be reached at 780-712-9047

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