Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Page updated: June 25, 2020 at 10:14 a.m.
The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, please check back regularly for ongoing updates. The City of Leduc has taken immediate action to keep our community safe under the direction of Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health.

We have heard that COVID-19 related scams may be taking place in Leduc, and want to remind everyone to be vigilant. For details on how you can protect yourself, please visit the Government of Canada Anti-Fraud Centre page. If you have any information about fraudulent activity taking place in our community, please contact the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-RCMP (780-980-7267).


Latest Update

Updated June 25 at 10:14 a.m.

Tentative dates revised for the city's reopening of recreation facilities and amenities. To learn more, click HERE.


Updated June 17 at 2:40 p.m.

We've set tentative dates to reopen the city's recreation facilities and amenities. To learn more, click HERE.

9:28 a.m. - Reopening for front counter services only, Monday, June 22, 2020 for regular business hours:

  • Leduc Civic Centre
  • Protective Services Building
  • Operations Building (main floor only)

For more information, 'Citizen and employee safety major factor for facility reopening'


Updated June 10 at 10 a.m.

The Government of Alberta announced stage two of their relaunch strategy yesterday with the notable lifting of restrictions on more businesses, sport and recreation services and gathering capacities starting June 12. With the announcement, the City of Leduc is assessing and determining feasible timelines and conditions for the reopening of city-owned facilities such as the Leduc Recreation Centre, Alexandra Outdoor Pool, Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, Lede Park and Leduc Spray Park. Additional details and opening dates for these facilities will be announced as soon as plans are finalized to ensure public safety in each space. The city will continue to work with business owners to help meet provincial requirements for reopening.

See https://www.leduc.ca/news/city-leduc-prepares-stage-two-relaunch for further details.


Updated June 5, 2020 at 2:15 p.m.

As part of the provincial relaunch, the City of Leduc is offering the following recommendations regarding in-person garage sales. Garage sales are permitted in the City of Leduc, however, we recommend in adherence with provincial guidance that proper physical distancing be maintained (6 feet or 2 metres), masks be worn if physical distancing is not possible, and that provincial capacity restrictions be followed.

Please remember that there is still a risk of infection of the COVID-19 virus, and residents are urged to practice caution and take appropriate measures to minimize their risk of exposure in public settings. Further, those holding garage sales are encouraged to follow the recommendations of Alberta Health Services and the Province of Alberta and sanitize those surfaces/items that are frequently touched.

Please note: The Province of Alberta website states that individuals found to be in violation of public health orders (such as mass gathering and physical distancing restrictions) may be subject to a $1,000 fine.

For complete, up-to-date information about the public health orders and restrictions that are currently in place, please visit www.alberta.ca/covid-19.


Updated June 4, 2020 at 3:10 p.m.

While outdoor recreational facilities such as the Leduc Skateboard Park were recently re-opened to the public, we want to remind all residents that provincial public health orders must continue to be practiced in these spaces.

When visiting the Leduc Skateboard Park and any other City of Leduc outdoor recreational facility, please ensure that the following rules are observed:

  • No more than 50 people on-site at any given time
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres must be maintained between visitors who are not members of the same household or cohort family
  • Common equipment should only be shared between members of the same household or cohort family
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often and cough/sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • Disinfect equipment (whether your own or shared) before and after use
  • Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of illness

Please note that if these preventive health measures are not practiced, recreational facilities may be closed once again in order to protect the health of our community. Thank you for your cooperation.


Updated May 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Further to updated guidance from the Province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, effective today, playgrounds, beach volleyball courts, disc golf, outdoor fitness areas and the Leduc Skateboard Park in the City of Leduc will be re-opened for public use. The city’s skateboard park and disc golf course will also now be open to the public.

Please note: provincial health officials continue to urge residents of all ages to carefully practice preventive health measures in order to minimize their risk of infection with the COVID-19 virus. Studies have shown that the virus can survive on surfaces such as plastic and metal for up to several days, so residents should exercise caution when using these facilities and ensure that proper physical distancing and hand hygiene practices are maintained. Further, children should be encouraged to avoid sharing toys and contact with individuals outside your household or cohort family should be limited.

See https://www.alberta.ca/prevent-the-spread.aspx for complete info about the Province of Alberta’s public health orders.


Updated May 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

January of this year, the City of Leduc issued property assessment notices to all residential and non-residential property owners outlining they had until March 30, 2020 to submit any formal complaint associated with their property assessment.

For more information, please click HERE.


Updated May 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

The City of Leduc on schedule with Step 1 of the Government of Alberta’s relaunch strategy. All relaunch decisions are carefully evaluated in accordance with public health orders such as maintaining physical distancing and proper hygiene practices.

Permitted outdoor activities in Leduc now include:

  • Athletic fields/ball diamonds (casual use only)
  • Community gardens
  • Dog parks
  • Garden centres and nurseries
  • Golf courses
  • Multiway trail system
  • Parks/greenspaces (casual use only)
  • Telford Lake (casual use only)
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts

For more details, click HERE. For information regarding relaunch guidelines, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx.


Updated May 11, 2020 at 2:23 p.m.

The City of Leduc’s annual large item pickup continues this year during the week of May 25-29 for curbside collection customers. We will not take any mattresses this year due to COVID-19. We ask all residents to handle their own items. Collectors will be taking special COVID-19 safety precautions.

For more details, click HERE.

Updated May 1, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

The provincial government announced their relaunch strategy with a phased approach for the re-opening of facilities and services across Alberta. The City of Leduc is assessing and determining the conditions set by the province to relaunch in an effective and safe manner for residents.

For more details, click HERE.


Updated April 30, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

In keeping with the Province of Alberta’s public health orders, the following City of Leduc outdoor recreational facilities, which were scheduled to open over the coming weeks, will remain closed until further notice:

  • Outdoor fitness areas
  • Leduc Spray Park
  • Alexandra Outdoor Pool
  • Leduc Skateboard Park
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Beach volleyball courts
  • Disc Golf course
  • Private bookings for parks, picnic sites, ball diamonds and athletic fields

Athletic fields/ball diamonds, community gardens, dog parks, parks/greenspaces, Telford Lake and the multiway remain open for non-league/casual use, provided users can maintain proper physical distancing (6 feet or 2 metres) and all other provincial public health orders are practiced, including limiting gatherings to no more than 15 people, frequent hand washing, staying home if you feel sick, and avoid touching common surfaces such as sporting equipment.  

Please note: these closures are in addition to the city recreational facility closures that were already announced. The Leduc Recreation Centre, Alexandra Arena, and city playgrounds remain closed until otherwise directed by the Province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

See https://www.alberta.ca/prevent-the-spread.aspx for complete info about the Province of Alberta’s public health orders.


Updated April 28, 2020 at 10:20 a.m.

At this time, the City of Leduc is not recommending that residents hold in-person garage sales, in an effort to reduce the potential for community transmission during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For more details, click HERE.


Updated April 1, 2020 at 2:40 p.m.

Education before enforcement - Leduc enforcement agencies set to patrol the city per Public Health Order. For more details, click HERE.


March 27, 2020 at 9:50 a.m.

The city has introduced a utility deferral program for all account holders. Click HERE to learn more about the program and other key information about property taxes and other resources for citizens.


March 26, 2020 at 2:10 p.m.

Attention snowbirds and travellers returning to Leduc - Effective March 25, 2020, the federal government has issued a mandate that all travellers and snowbirds must self-isolate at home immediately upon return to Canada. For more information, click HERE.


March 25, 2020
Playground closures: Effective immediately, the City of Leduc announces the closure of all playgrounds within city limits. For more information, click HERE.


We at the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts are proud members of our Leduc community — as well as a vibrant provincial, national, and international family of performing artists, organizations, and professionals. Everywhere, our family and neighbours are adapting to a drastically changing situation, in which it is difficult to predict what will happen tomorrow, next week, or next month. This is why we have made the difficult decision to cancel all bookings and performances for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

Read more about the decision


Updated: March 24, 2020 – 3:09 p.m.

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our province, and the resulting closure of City of Leduc recreational facilities, we have made the decision to cancel the LRC’s spring program session which was scheduled to run from April 6th until the end of June. This cancellation applies to all spring programming being offered through the City of Leduc, including swimming lessons, leadership courses, Spring Break camps, as well as fitness, recreation and educational programs for all age groups.

For a detailed list of all updates, please click here.

All those currently registered for a spring session program will receive a full credit to your account that can be used for future registrations (no cancellation fees will be applied). If you would prefer to receive a full refund, please contact Guest Services at 780-980-7120 or email at LRC@leduc.ca.

Additionally, all facility bookings – both at indoor and outdoor recreational facilities in the City of Leduc – have been cancelled until May 1st. Refunds will be issued for all cancelled facility bookings.

 View all updates  


Mayor's Update

March 17, 2020 - 4 p.m.

The City of Leduc declared a State of Local Emergency at 6:51 p.m. on March 16, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. All city facilities will be closed to the public effective March 17, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.


 

Facility closures

Please click here for latest details regarding facility closures and service adjustments

For more specific information about the following facilities:


 

Social Support Resources

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,  Family and Community Support Services programs are being temporarily suspended until March 31, 2020 at which point the suspension will be reassessed.

In the mean time, here is a compiled list of social support resources for assistance on the following topics:

  • Medical assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Children assistance
  • Mental Health assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Utilities assistance

And more! 


Business Resources

We understand it is a hard time to be a business owner, so we have compiled a list of business resources to help you thought this uncertain time. 


Updated May 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.