Coronavirus Information for Beaumont
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 situation a global pandemic.
New information about COVID-19 is being shared on a regular basis. The Government of Alberta has the latest information at www.alberta.ca/covid19 regarding a number of topics including:
- how to prevent the spread
- what to do if you must self-isolate
- latest test results
- information for Albertans, businesses and community organizations
If you recently returned from travel outside Canada or have symptoms - cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing:
- stay home - do not go to an ER or clinic
- take the COVID-19 self-assessment test developed by Alberta Health Service
- call Health Link at 811 for testing and instructions.
The Latest Information:
Updated April 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Weekly waste collection begins April 6 to accommodate increased volumes with more residents remaining at home.
Recycling pick-up will also be suspended temporarily beginning April 6. The City of Beaumont’s contractors made the difficult decision to stop the blue bag/blue bin recycling program to ensure the health and safety of their staff.
Residents have a couple of options for the disposal of recyclable material:
- Paper and cardboard can be placed in your green organics bin. Some examples of items that can be placed in your organics bin are pizza boxes, paper towels, shredded paper, and newspapers. A good rule of thumb is if the material came from something that was once living, it probably goes in your organics bin. *Please note that coffee cups and other food packaging that has a plastic lining should go in your grey bin. For more information about what goes in the organics bin visit beaumont.ab.ca/156 Other recyclables can be placed with your regular waste in the grey bin.
- Residents can bring their recyclables to the Leduc and District Waste Management Facility free of charge. Please bring proof of residency in Beaumont.
Curbside large item collection is postponed. Large items can be taken to the Leduc and District Waste Management Facility, though fees may apply for some items. For more details, visit leducregionallandfill.ca
We will continue to look for other longer-term solutions for recycling.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to ensure the health and safety of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic
Update: March 24, 2020 5:00 p.m.
Residents and businesses experiencing financial difficulties now have the ability to delay their utility bill and property tax payments.
Water, wastewater and garbage collection bills
Residents can delay paying their city water, wastewater and curbside (garbage) collection bill until September 30, 2020 without penalty or service cut off. Bills will continue to be sent, but residents can choose to delay payment and pay any time before September 30; penalties will be applied beginning on October 1 if payment has not been made.
Customers who are set up for automatic withdrawals and want to defer their payments must cancel their withdrawals at www.beaumont.ab.ca/210/Payment-Options.
A flexible repayment schedule with the city can also be discussed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 780-929-1351.
Homeowners and businesses can also delay paying their property taxes to September 30, 2020 (from June 30, 2020) with no penalty. Penalties will be applied beginning on October 1 if payment has not been made by September 30.
Taxpayers on the monthly property tax plan can choose to withdraw from it by visiting www.beaumont.ab.ca/210/Payment-Options and instead pay their remaining taxes in a lump sum by September 30.
The city’s measures complement programs and resources implemented by the Alberta government to support Albertans and Alberta businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For questions, please contact email@example.com or 780-929-3306.
Community and Mental Health Supports
Resources and Support to help Beaumont residents cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic.Link to page
Economic Support and Recovery
The City of Beaumont is exploring options to support the Beaumont business community. Members of the city’s economic development team will be reaching out to businesses in the coming days to see what resources they need.Link to page
- City of Beaumont's Pandemic Plan
- Closures and Cancellations
- Online Payment and Service Options
- Public Health Complaints
- Beaumont Transit
- Planning and Development Applications
- Information for Community Groups
- RV Parking
The City of Beaumont activated its Emergency Coordination Centre on March 16 to allow the orderly planning and coordination of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure the appropriate resources are in place. Our top priorities are the health and safety of the public and city employees, as well as the continuity of services to residents.
The city and its contractors have plans in place that can be activated to ensure essential services are not disrupted if a significant number of employees become unavailable to work. Employees have received instruction on how to minimize the risk of transmitting coronavirus in the workplace and to the public, and enhanced hygiene, sanitization and prevention measures have been implemented throughout our facilities, workplaces and on Beaumont Transit.
During a pandemic, the city prioritizes:
- Maintaining public safety services, e.g., fire, ambulance and police
- Maintaining essential public works and municipal services, such as water treatment and delivery, garbage collection, and utilities
- Working with Alberta Health Services to provide information and advice to the public
- Closing public buildings when in the best interests of public safety and minimizing the spread of infection based on the recommendations of health officials
- Coordinating and directing Family and Community Support Services and local non-government organizations’ support to our response
In addition, the City of Beaumont has agreements with neighbouring communities to share personnel capable of managing and maintaining essential services.
City Buildings Closures and Restrictions
The City of Beaumont is restricting access to all city buildings effective immediately. Please note that the situation is still evolving and information regarding services and other details will be provided as they become available.
City Office - The office is closed to the public. If you require assistance please call 780.929.8782. Details for submission of payments, documents and all other drop-offs from the public will be announced later this week.
Family & Community Support Services - FCSS is closed to the public, residents can access their services through phone and email.
- Email: FCSS@beaumont.ab.ca
- Phone: 780.929.1006
Operations building, Fire Hall and RCMP – These buildings are all closed to the public. In case of an emergency please call 911.
We thank you for your understanding at this time.
The following facilities have been closed to the public effective immediately until May 1:
- Centre Communautaire Beaumont Community Centre
- Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre
- Chantal Bérubé Youth Centre
- All outdoor rinks are closed for the season
User groups and community organizations will be contacted directly regarding refunds or rescheduling.
All city programs for the spring season (April-June) are cancelled. This includes all fitness and community programs. FCSS and Youth Centre programs are now online and more information can be found through the FCSS Facebook page.
City events such as Volunteer Appreciation (April 24) and Spring Kick-Off (May 2) are also cancelled.
Starting April 1, current membership holders and registered program participants will be issued a credit on their accounts. For anyone with bookings through May 1, cancellations have been made and credits will be issued to your account. To discuss refund options, please contact Guest Services at 780.929.1221.
The situation will be re-assessed regularly based on the risk level and recommendations from the Government of Alberta. Closures and cancellations may be extended further. Please check this page and the city’s Facebook page for updates.
City Playground Equipment and Structures
Effective immediately, all city playground equipment and structures are closed. This closure will help stop the spread of COVID-19 by minimizing public gatherings and maintain social distancing. Beaumont’s parks and trails will remain open but we urge all residents to practice social distancing.
Thank you for your understanding.
Beaumont Dog Park
The gate at the dog park was removed on March 30 and replaced with a zig zag (corral-style) entrance. Please note that the park will no longer be completely secure. We have taken this measure to reduce potential touch points.
Early Learning Child Care and School Age Site Closed
Effective immediately, Beaumont’s Early Learning Child Care Centre and School Age Site are closed indefinitely at the direction of the Government of Alberta. Please visit the Alberta government’s website www.alberta.ca/covid19 for more details as they become available.
Bibliothèque de Beaumont Library
Effective immediately the Beaumont Library is closed. You can sign up or renew your membership on their website beaumontlibrary.com. All holds and due dates will be extended and any fines will be waived. For the time being please keep any borrowed material at home. The Library is planning some online programming, follow their Facebook page for details.
The City of Beaumont offers a number of payment and service options online for residents who are not able to pay in person at the city office.
Residents can manage and pay their utility bills and property taxes online at Virtual City Hall.
Pet licenses and renewal of business licenses can be done on the same platform. To activate your online account you will need your Customer ID. If you need help finding your Customer ID give us a call at 780-929-8782.
March 25, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health issued orders under the Public Health Act to legally require returning international travellers, close contact of confirmed cases, and people exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms to self-isolate.
If you know someone who is not self-isolating when they are legally required to:
- take proper precautions and distance yourself from the person to limit your risk of exposure if they have symptoms.
- remind the person that not following public health orders is against the law and puts people at risk.
- submit a complaint online.
Mass gathering complaints
Alberta implemented a public health order restricting mass gatherings of more than 15 people.
- Albertans can submit a complaint to AHS public health inspectors if they are concerned an establishment is not following the orders under the public health emergency.
- After receiving a complaint, health inspectors will be looking for voluntary compliance.
- If that does not occur they can contact law enforcement to enforce the Public Health Act.
- Health inspectors can also engage other regulatory bodies, such as Service Alberta, which could result in other regulatory and enforcement actions.
Albertans have an obligation to protect themselves, their families, and others by doing what they can – including following self-isolation recommendations.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, Beaumont Transit will be free of charge for all riders. This will remain in effect until at least May 1 and will be re-evaluated as the situation progresses. Please use transit only as required and maintain social distancing as recommended by the Alberta government.
Please note that the Beaumont Transit route will be serviced by Edmonton Transit Services buses displaying the 540 route number. Enhanced hygiene, sanitization, and prevention measures have been implemented on these buses.
Planning and Development
Effective March 18, 2020, the City Office is closed to the general public. For Planning & Development applications, please note the following:
- We encourage all applicants to email applications for development permits, building permits and compliance certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment can be made using credit cards by filling out the credit card payment form found here and submitting it with your application.
- Other land development applications including Area Structure Plans, Redistricting, Subdivision and Development Agreements can also be submitted electronically by sending them to email@example.com. Payment for these applications can be made by cheque and dropping it in the after-hours drop box at the City Office.
- Alternative payment arrangements can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
- For building codes inspections, please e-mail all inspection requests to email@example.com. For all building inspections, to maintain safe social distancing for our staff and the public, we are asking that there be no one on-site at the time of the inspection. Prior to booking the inspection, you will be asked if anyone has been quarantined, sick or travelled recently. Where the Safety Codes Officers are not comfortable as they approach or enter a site, they have the right of refusal where they deem it unsafe.
- Fast Track New House applications will not be accepted until further notice.
- Rush compliance requests are still being accepted.
We are working to maintain service delivery, however, our service levels may be longer than normal. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Please contact 780-929-8782 for general inquiries.
Social Services Support for COVID-19 Funding Criteria
The Alberta Government is providing funding to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID19. Through grants from their local Family and Community Support Services. See for full detail here.
Contact the Beaumont FCSS for the Funding Request Form by emailing FCSS@beaumont.ab.ca or calling 780.929.1006.
The City of Beaumont encourages community organizations to review their planned events using the Public Health Agency of Canada Risk Assessment Tool and postpone major events that could contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
The City of Beaumont is implementing a 15 Day Parking Permit for Beaumont residents that are returning from out of country travel.
As directed by the Province of Alberta, any residents who are returning from international travel with a recreational vehicle (RV) are required to go straight home without making a stop at an RV parking facility.
Residents who are returning with an RV are asked to contact Municipal Enforcement at 780-929-7435 to register their RV (someone will be available 24/7). This will allow residents to park their RV in their driveway or on the street for the 14 day isolation period without resulting in any enforcement action for the presence of an RV in a residential area.