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 June 21)

The Alberta government released a 3-stage roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions while protecting the health-care system. Each stage will be determined based on hospitalization and vaccination levels, starting June 1.

Stage 1, effective June 1:

  • Indoor social gatherings remain prohibited.
  • All outdoor gatherings must be limited to no more than 10 people.
    • Mandatory physical distancing should be maintained between members of different households.
  • Outdoor physical, performance and recreation activities of up to 10 distanced people are permitted.
  • Retail services must limit customer capacity to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy.
  • Two metre physical distancing and face covering requirements remain in effect.

Stage 2, effective June 10:

  • Indoor social gatherings remain prohibited.
  • Outdoor social gathering limit increases to 20 people with mandatory physical distancing.
  • Indoor recreation can open at one-third of fire occupancy.
  • Retail services can expand capacity to one-third of fire occupancy.
  • Gyms and fitness centres can open for solo and drop-in activities. Indoor fitness classes are open with three-metre distancing.
  • Restaurants can seat up to six people per table indoors or outdoors.
  • Work from home order is lifted, but working from home is still recommended.
  • Two metre physical distancing and face covering requirements remain in effect.

Stage 3, expected date July 1:

  • Most restrictions to be lifted, including limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings.
  • Isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and some protective measures in continuing care facilities to remain in place.
  • General face covering requirements to be lifted, though face coverings may still be required in some settings.

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

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
  • 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 June 12)

Stage 2 of re-opening started on June 10. Under stage 2, outdoor physical, performance and recreation activities of up to 20 distanced people (all ages) will be allowed, with user groups being responsible to ensure that restrictions are followed when utilizing outdoor facilities (maximum participants, distancing).

The Beaumont Sport & Recreation Centre (BSRC), Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre (KNRRC) and Beaumont Community Centre (CCBCC) are open at a third capacity. At the BSRC, fitness centre, track, public swim, lane swimming and drop-in sports are all available by appointment. To book your spot visit https://www.clickit.beaumont.ab.ca/. Fitness classes will resume on June 17.  Please refer to www.alberta.ca for further details on the stages of re-opening.

If you have any questions, please email guest.services@beaumont.ab.ca or leave a voice message at 780-929-7946. As AHS guidelines change, we will work to adjust our operations and facility requirements. Please be aware, changes may not be immediate as City Staff will need time to react and adjust.

Special Event Permissions

The city is has resumed accepting applications for special events in the community. Please note that approval may be subject to changes in provincial health orders.

Bibliothèque de Beaumont Library

The Beaumont Library is currently open with limited capacity. Visit their website or their Facebook page for more information and available services.

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

Stage 2 of re-opening started on June 10. Under stage 2, outdoor physical, performance and recreation activities of up to 20 distanced people (all ages) will be allowed, with user groups being responsible to ensure that restrictions are followed when utilizing outdoor facilities (maximum participants, distancing).

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, individuals and businesses in a number of ways. 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