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

Temporary Face Covering Bylaw (NEW)

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, effective Friday, August 14.

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 October 31 unless extended by a resolution of council

  1. Facilities and Community Events
  2. Parks and Outdoor Spaces
  3. Beaumont Services
  4. Financial Support and Recovery
  5. Support for Beaumont Businesses
  6. Community and Mental Health Support
  7. Planning and Development Applications
  8. Information for Community Groups
  9. RV Parking
  10. 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

Centre Communautaire Beaumont Community Centre – Currently closed to the public. User groups with existing leases are able to access their spaces in the building. Please call CCBCC Guest Services at 780.929.1221 if you require additional information.

Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre – Currently closed to the public. User groups with existing leases are able to access their spaces in the building. The KNRRC is also taking bookings for arena pad. Please call the KNRRC at 587-357-1113.

Chantal Bérubé Youth Centre – Currently closed to the public in accordance with public health requirements. Visit the centre’s Facebook page for online programming and resources.

City Events

In the interest of public safety, City Council decided to cancel all events until 2021, which includes Town and Country Daze that was initially postponed until the fall. 

Special Event Permissions

The City of Beaumont wants to ensure activities planned by the community are safe and successful. To help ensure public safety and quality of life for all residents, special permission continues to be required from the city for organized activities that involve:

  • partial obstruction or closure of a public roadway
  • use of public property (e.g., city parks)
  • temporary structures (e.g., tents or signage)
  • relaxation or waiver of a city bylaw (e.g., noise restrictions).

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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.

Garage and Yard Sales

Garage and yard sales are permitted. Public health orders regarding physical distancing and gathering limits apply. We also encourage people to consider the following guidance:

  • Wash your hands before and after visiting each site
  • Consider visiting only sales in your neighbourhood
  • Use electronic forms of payment, e.g., email e-transfers

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.

Utility Deferral Program: 

  • Residential customers can defer electricity and natural gas bill payments for the next 90 days to ensure no one will be cut off, regardless of the service provider.
  • If you are unable to pay your utility bills please call your utility company to make payment arrangements. At this time no utilities will be cut off during COVID-19.
  • The City of Beaumont is allowing residents and businesses to delay payment of their water and wastewater bills until September 30, 2020 without penalty or service cut off. Businesses and homeowners can also delay paying property taxes until September 30, 2020 with no penalty.

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