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 Feb. 10)

Province-wide enhanced measures are in place to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases and take pressure off the health care system.

Indoor social gatherings are not permitted. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people and must not have an indoor component.

  • Backyard gatherings that requirement movement in and out of homes are not permitted.
  • All in attendance should remain two metres apart at all times.
  • Outdoor group physical activity must be limited to 10 people or fewer.
    • Activity should be kept to members of the same household
    • Members of different households must keep two metres apart at all times,
  • Outdoor group activities where two metre distancing cannot be maintained are prohibited, including:
    • Shinny, tag and pick-up hockey.
  • More than 10 people can use large, open areas, such as toboggan hills, at the same time as long as physical distancing is maintained between households.

The following measures are also in place:

  • Face coverings must be worn in public indoor spaces, indoor workplaces and places of worship
  • All places of worship are limited to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy for in-person attendance.
  • Retail services must reduce customer capacity to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy at all times.
  • Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes can open with some restrictions.
  • Indoor recreational facilities are closed to the general public. Limited access is allowed for schools and organized children's group activities.
  • Personal wellness services, including hair salons, nail salons, massage, tattoos and piercing, can open by appointment only.
  • Wedding services are limited to a maximum of 10 people and funeral services are limited to 20. Receptions are not permitted.
  • Festivals and events are not permitted.

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

  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 - Residents can access FCSS 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 Feb. 10)

The Alberta government announced that limited indoor group and team activities could be allowed when the first step of its new restriction framework comes into place on February 8. Beaumont City Council met to consider the new restrictions during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, February 9 and determined the city's recreation facilities would open for the permitted uses.

At this time Beaumont's recreation facilities are not open to the general public. The city is working with schools and local youth sport and rec groups to accommodate them under the current provincial public health orders. Families should contact their child's organization for details on how they are proceeding.

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

Outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing and tobogganing are permitted at this time, but only with members of your household. Please physically distance yourself from people outside your household and do not gather in groups.

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

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 open for curbside pick up only. 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