Coronavirus Information for Beaumont

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The health, safety and well-being of our residents, staff and visitors is our city’s priority. 

Here is a collection of information and resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including updates from the Government of Alberta, Government of Canada and the City of Beaumont. 

Prevent the Spread

We continue to ask the community and our employees to practise healthy hygiene habits and physical distancing (maintaining an appropriate distance from others) to prevent the spread of germs, including:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Stay home if you are sick

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Do not share water bottles or similar containers

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects

Physical distancing is a term that refers to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully reduce community transmission of the virus. Practise physical distancing in all public situations as this plays an important role in minimizing the spread of the virus. 

This means staying at least two metres (six feet) away from other people and following the Alberta government’s limits on the size of gatherings. However, this does not mean you must stay inside. Social distancing is not about staying indoors; it’s about maintaining an appropriate distance from others.

New information about COVID-19 is being shared on a regular basis on the Government of Alberta website.

City of Beaumont Updates

Mandatory Health Measures  (UPDATED Nov. 25)

On November 24, the Alberta government announced a series of enhanced health measures for the region, including Beaumont, to address the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Effective immediately, the following measures apply for at least three weeks:

  • No indoor social gatherings in any setting.
  • Outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
  • Wedding and funeral services are limited to a maximum of 10 people and receptions are not permitted.
  • Festivals and events are not permitted.
  • Place of worship are limited to 1/3 of capacity and face coverings must be worn.

Other measures will come into effect on November 27 for businesses and public facilities. The City of Beaumont is reviewing details from the Alberta government and determining how they impact facilities including the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre, Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre and the Centre Communautaire Beaumont Community Centre. Information will be shared on this website as it becomes available.

For full details of the new health measures, visit the Alberta government's website.

Temporary Face Covering Bylaw

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and avoid business closures, city council approved a bylaw requiring face coverings to be worn in all publicly-accessible indoor places and public vehicles.

Scientific evidence suggests that face coverings are an effective way to reduce the spread of COVID-19, though it should not replace other measures including physical distancing, regular hand washing and staying home when sick. 

The bylaw applies to city buildings, retail stores, restaurants and most other indoor places that the public can access. Public vehicles include Beaumont Transit, taxis and ride-for-hire services such as Uber.

Not everyone is able to wear a face covering in all situations. Bylaw exemptions include: 

  • children under two or a child under five (chronologically or developmentally) who refuses to wear a face covering and cannot be persuaded to do so by their caregiver
  • people with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering
  • people seated in a restaurant, bar or other premises where food or drink is served, or 
  • people engaging in physical activity
  • schools, as the Alberta government has mandated masks for Grades 4 and up
  • child care facilities

Proof of exemption is not required.

Learn more about bylaw, the safe and proper use of masks, and read frequently asked questions,

The fine for violating the bylaw is $50, but the City of Beaumont is taking an education-first approach that focuses on informing people of the requirement and benefits of wearing a face covering rather than issuing fines. The bylaw will expire January 31, 2021 unless extended by a resolution of council

  1. Facilities and Community Events
  2. Parks and Outdoor Spaces
  3. Beaumont Services
  4. Support for Beaumont Businesses
  5. Community and Mental Health Support
  6. Planning and Development Applications
  7. Information for Community Groups
  8. RV Parking
  9. City of Beaumont's Pandemic Plan

Facilities and Community Events

City Buildings

The City of Beaumont is limiting access to city buildings and facilities for the health and safety of residents and employees.

City Office – The office is open to the public by appointment only. To schedule an appointment of if you require assistance, call 780.929.8782. For the protection of you and our staff, please note the following:

  • Do not visit if you are feeling sick of showing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Visitors must wear a face covering (we can provide a mask if you don’t have one) unless exempted by the city's Temporary Face Covering Bylaw
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least two metres (six feet)
  • Lobby restrooms are closed to the public.

Family & Community Support Services - FCSS is open to the public by appointment. Residents can also access their services through phone and email.

Operations building, Fire Hall and RCMP – These buildings are all closed to the public. In case of an emergency, please call 911.

Recreation and Community Facilities (Updated Nov. 26)

Council approved temporary changes today that will keep the Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre (BSRC) open and minimize personal contact for the safety of visitors and staff. Keeping the centre open will provide residents with opportunities for their mental and physical well-being while provincial health restrictions remain in effect.

Visitors can help us keep these services available by following all provincial measures as well as the city’s guidelines.

The following changes affect the BSRC:

  • Capacity will be reduced to 25 per cent
  •  Household cohorts can book half sections of the gymnasium, field house and ice surface by the hour, the cost of booking these spaces is included when you pay for a membership or daily admission.
  • The fitness centre and walking track are available for individual training or exercise
  • The pool will be open with limited capacity for the following: lane swimming, public swimming, hot tub, dry sauna, steam sauna, private lessons, semi-private lessons and adapted lessons 
  •     The Arch Climbing wall will also be open with a 25 per cent capacity. Find out more at https://www.thearchbeaumont.com.

Online reservations will be open Friday, November 27 at  2 p.m. and the drop-in activities will start Saturday, November 28 at 8 a.m. There will be a limit of one booking per household per day. 

As a result of the provincial measures and in order to reduce the cost of operating facilities and services at a reduced capacity, the following facilities and services are closed or cancelled:

  • Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre – closed from 3 p.m., Nov. 27 to Dec. 18.
  • Centre Communautaire Beaumont Community Centre – closed Nov. 27 to Dec. 18
  • Winter Program registration – postponed to Jan. 4, 2021

The operation of city facilities and services remain to subject to change according to provincial health measures.

For full details of the new health measures, visit the Alberta government's website.

Activities will be open for reservation through https://www.clickit.beaumont.ab.ca/BEAUMONT/public

Memberships can be refunded at the request of the member.

For Guest Services assistance please email Guest Services at Guest.Services@beaumont.ab.ca or call 780-929-7946 and leave a message. 

In the event of a positive COVID case or suspected transmission, Beaumont may need to cancel activities or close a facility immediately.

In addition to the temporary restrictions, facility guidelines remain in place:

BSRC guidelines

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

City Events

In the interest of public safety, City Council decided to cancel all City of Beaumont-hosted events until 2021. 

Special Event Permissions

All requests for special event permissions have been suspended as a result of the Alberta government's health measures.

Bibliothèque de Beaumont Library

The Beaumont Library is now open to the public. Visit their website or their Facebook page for more information about how the library is responding to COVID-19 and for online programming.

Additional COVID-19 Information

  1.  Resources for Families & Individuals
  2. Government Resources for Businesses
  3. Public Health Complaints
  4. COVID-19 Updates

Resources for Families and Individuals

Beaumont’s Family and Community Support Services team is available to assist families and individuals by phone, email and social media. FCSS continues to connect residents with resources, programs and supports, and provide opportunities for mental wellness and connection. We encourage all Beaumont residents to build a network of friends, family and neighbours to support them during this time and FCSS is here to be part of that network.

We have compiled the following links to programs, resources and supports available from government and other sources for families and individuals. If you need assistance or can’t find the information you’re looking for, please contact FCSS at 780-929-1006 or fcss@beaumont.ab.ca

COVID-19 Financial Assistance

The Government of Canada is providing a range of supports for families and individuals, including those facing unemployment or unable to work due to COVID-19 and people who are sick or required to self-isolate. For more information, visit the Government of Canada’s website.

The Government of Alberta is providing relief for families and individuals in a number of ways, including working with the utility regulator to allow customers to pause payment of utility bills, and implementing a six-month, interest-free moratorium on Alberta student loan payments. For more information, visit the Government of Alberta’s website.

Other Supports

Alberta Works Office: In-person services are temporarily suspended. For Income Support, call the Leduc Office at 780-980-3565 to start the process.

Alberta Supports After Hours Emergency: For emergency financial assistance, or anyone who needs help after the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call 780-644-5135.

Financial Assistance for Utility Arrears: Contact Alberta Supports at 1-877-644-9992. Assistance is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Leduc & District Food Bank: Residents can contact the food bank at 780-986-5333 and book an appointment to pick-up a hamper. Call Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays before 8:30 a.m. to secure a spot for the same day.

Halal Food Hamper: Offered in partnership by the Islamic Family and Social Services Association with the Edmonton Food Bank. Call 780-900-2777.

Seniors Transportation: Drive Happiness provides seniors assisted transportation to grocery stores, prescription pick-ups and other trips. Delivery also available. Call 780-424-5438 to book a ride.

Childrens’ Services: Child Protective Services remains open as an essential service. During regular hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, contact the Leduc office at 780-986-7869. For help after hours and weekends, contact 780-427-3390.

Family Violence: 

  • The Alberta government offers activities and resources to help prevent family violence and support healthy relationships. The Family Violence Info Line is available 24-7 in more than 170 languages at 310-1818. Albertans can also use the Family Violence Info chat online at alberta.ca/SafetyChat between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.
  • The Riseup Society in Leduc offers individual counselling for adults affected by intimate partner violence. Counselling is available by phone; office and staff are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 780-739-7473.
  • The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters is available 24/7. Phone at 1-866-331-3933 to speak to someone at a shelter near you.

Sexual Assault: The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton’s support and information line is open between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. at 780-423-4121 and trained volunteers answer texts sent to 1-866-403-8000.

Legal Resources: The Centre for Public Legal Education of Alberta (CPLEA) has compiled frequently asked questions about legal matters related to COVID-19.

Legal Services: Many community and legal clinics are not seeing clients in person, but can provide services by phone.

For information on a range of resources, including supports for mental health, addictions, homelessness, residents with disabilities, along with information for students and parents, please contact Beaumont FCSS at 780-929-1006 or fcss@beaumont.ab.ca