COVID-19 Latest Updates

Updated June 10, 2020 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 1, 2020 at 5:40 p.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. To ensure a safe re-opening, conditions are evaluated, monitored and adjusted as needed. 

The focus of the plan is to be gradual, starting today with boat launch access in select provincial parks and vehicle access to parking lots and staging areas on public lands and parks. Following the phased approach, the following restrictions are lifting in this timeline:  

May 2:

  • Golf courses can open, with restrictions to keep club houses and pro shops closed.

May 4:

  • Resuming some scheduled non-urgent surgeries.
  • Dental and other regulated health-care workers such as physiotherapists, speech language pathologists, respiratory therapists, audiologists, social workers, occupational therapists, dieticians and more can resume services as long as they follow approved guidelines set by their professional colleges.

May 14:

  • Alberta Parks' online campground reservation system will open for bookings at select campgrounds starting June 1 onward with some restrictions in place.

The province will progress to Stage 1 gradually with approval from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Stage 1 will see the allowance of some businesses and facilities to resume operations with restrictions.

The City of Leduc will take a gradual approach to relaunch and will depend on many factors. While restrictions are to be relaxed, the following provincial Orders remain in place:

  • Keep a physical distance of 2 metres in public spaces
  • Self-isolate if you feel unwell
  • Limit all gatherings to 15 people
  • Wear a face mask in places difficult to physically distance

We strongly encourage all residents to continue to follow these preventive measures. We appreciated the patience and kindness you have shown us through this unprecedented time.

Visit the website for the Province of Alberta for more infomation on its relaunch plan. 


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. The Province of Alberta has put several public health orders in place in order to protect residents from potential exposure to the virus, and they have also issued several warnings regarding the risk of exposure in settings where communal items are frequently touched by many different people.

Garage sales pose a significant risk of community transmission, and accordingly, we ask all Leduc residents to avoid them at this time.

Please note: the Province of Alberta website states that all individuals found to be in violation of public health orders (such as a gathering of more than 15 people in one location) are subject to a $1,000 penalty. https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

In the interest of public health, we recommend online sales platforms such as Kijiji, Facebook Marketplace, etc. in the place of garage sales, and remind residents who are using these platforms to practice proper health precautions such as safe physical distancing during pick-ups/deliveries and regular hand washing.


Updated April 24, 2020 at 4 p.m.

City of Leduc to re-open Eco Station (Apr. 28) and RV Sani-Station (May 1). As these facilities are set to re-open, the City of Leduc reminds that it is everyone’s responsibility to follow the signage and safety measures in place. This includes staying home if you feel sick or have symptoms, keeping a physical distance of six feet and washing your hands for at least 20 seconds. The city will be monitoring and adjusting safety measures in these facilities if necessary. The temporary disposal site is set to close April 27, 2020 with the return of these facilities.

Learn more about how you can prepare for your trip. 


Updated April 16, 2020 at 4:50 p.m.

Permits and Applications

For all permits and applications that require inspections we are asking that there be no one on-site at the time of the inspection to maintain safe social distancing for our staff and the public.

Prior to the inspection the City Inspector will be contacting the applicant and/or resident of the property to confirm a date and approximate time. At this time if anyone residing at the residence has been asked to self-isolate, are exhibiting cold or flu symptoms, have been exposed to a confirmed case of Covid-19 or have travelled outside the Country and have not completed the required isolation period the Inspector will re-schedule for another time when all residents of the property are asymptomatic AND have followed any self-monitoring/isolation requirements set forth by governmental health agencies.

For more please refer to the Government of Alberta Covid-19 info and  Alberta Health Covid-19 Screening Criteria.

If the resident information is different than that provided on the Final Grade Certificate, please provide the email and phone number they can be contacted at to planning@leduc.ca.

The City will be accepting submissions and associated payments via:

We are working to maintain service delivery, however, our service levels may be longer than normal. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


Updated March 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.

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.


Updated: March 20, 2020 - 4 p.m.

The City of Leduc is implementing important financial measures to assist citizens 

Property taxes

As of today, municipal tax notice mailouts will be deferred by two (2) months with the new property tax deadline of Aug. 31, 2020.

Property assessment complaints

The city’s complaint deadline is March 30, 2020, per provincial guidelines. City administration has contacted the province to extend the deadline. Once more information is made available, an update will be provided via the city’s website at https://www.leduc.ca/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-financial-resources

Utilities

All city utility account holders will be provided the option of deferring payments for up to three (3) months. Per regular, bi-monthly scheduling all bills will continue to be distributed to customers. If an account holder is unable to pay, please contact our Finance department by emailing collections@leduc.ca. Please note, no penalty fees or service disconnections will be applied to any accounts in arrears during this time.

Leduc Transit offers free fares to support community

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, Leduc Transit will reduce the number of trips, but remain operating with the current hours of service. 

Leduc Transit will not be charging fares until April 30, 2020; riders travelling from Leduc to Edmonton via Route 10 and ETS Route 747 will need to ask the Leduc Transit drivers for a transfer, otherwise ETS will charge the $5 fare.

Effective immediately, LATS will be operating Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early morning service (6 - 8 a.m.) is being added to accommodate stores that are opening early for seniors. Please note that only registered LATS clients are able to book trips. LATS will not be charging fares until April 30, 2020.


Updated: 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.

 

 


 

Updated: March 16, 2020 - 7:15 p.m.

The City of Leduc declares State of Local Emergency for COVID-19

- Leduc Emergency Coordination Centre activated in response to pandemic event. 

The City of Leduc declared a state of local emergency at 6:51 p.m. on Monday, March 16, in order to further support provincial efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. By declaring the state of local emergency, the city will be empowered to access resources needed to address a potential outbreak within the community, as well as to enforce additional restrictions and closures as required to contain the spread. Learn More.


 

Updated March 14, 2020 – 9:30 p.m.

The City of Leduc is actively monitoring the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus, and following the guidance and direction being outlined by the authorities at Alberta Health Services in order to protect the health of all residents and visitors to our community. We urge all residents that if you are not feeling well, please stay at home.

At this time, we have made the decision to close all City of Leduc recreation facilities, beginning Saturday, March 14th at 9 p.m. until further notice.

We are at work on determining a process for issuing refunds to those who require them, and will provide an update as soon as details are available. Ongoing memberships will be put on hold. Facility partners and stakeholders will be contacted. Events and Bookings staff will be contacting anyone with a booking within a city facility. If there are any questions regarding bookings, please email events_bookings@leduc.ca.

This is a very fluid situation that is changing rapidly. We want to assure residents that we are taking this step in an abundance of caution and that there is no need for panic. That said, we are taking this public health event very seriously and will continue to follow all recommendations made by the authorities at AHS to mitigate the impact of this virus in our community to the best of our ability.

There are currently 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alberta and the risk of exposure to this virus in our province is still deemed low. We continue to recommend that the public visit the Alberta Health Services and Province of Alberta websites to stay up-to-date on all information related to the spread of COVID-19 throughout the province. If you think you may be experiencing symptoms, AHS has activated a self-assessment tool to help determine whether testing is needed.


 

March 14, 2020; 2:00 p.m.

As we continue to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the health and safety of our residents, staff and visitors is our top priority. Accordingly, the City of Leduc will be following the preventive measures as recommended by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Specific details are listed below, and will be updated regularly.

This is a very fluid situation that is changing rapidly. We continue to recommend that the public visit the Alberta Health Services and Province of Alberta websites to stay up-to-date on all information related to the spread of COVID-19 throughout the province. If you think you may be experiencing symptoms, AHS has activated a self-assessment tool to help determine whether testing is needed.

Please also remember to follow the recommended prevention techniques laid out by Alberta Health Services to keep yourself and others safe:

  • use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 (*811 on mobile devices) if you have questions or concerns about your health.

More updates will be announced on this page as additional information and direction becomes available. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all work together to navigate this public health event.




Updated: March 13, 2020

As we continue to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Leduc has followed the direction provided by Alberta Health Services and will be taking the following preventive measures:

  • The Leduc Recreation Centre has reduced capacity for activities such as public swimming and skating. All major facility bookings (such as provincial playoffs) are cancelled at the direction of event organizers.
  • Further updates are expected later today regarding immediate and short-term changes to operations and programming at all City of Leduc indoor recreation facilities (including the LRC and Alexandra Arena).
  • The Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts will cancel or postpone the following shows:
    • ABRA Cadabra (Mar. 14)
    • Flyin’ Bob (Mar. 15)
    • Martin Kerr (Mar. 28)
    • More information regarding ticket refunds and show rescheduling will be available in the coming days.
  • The Leduc Volunteer Fair (Mar. 21) has been cancelled.
  • The Volunteer Appreciation Banquet (Apr. 23) has been postponed. Further details will be announced at a later date, but those who have purchased tickets will have the option of a full refund or a guaranteed spot at the rescheduled event.

We continue to recommend that the public visit the Alberta Health Services and Province of Alberta websites to stay up-to-date on all information related to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Please also remember to follow the recommended prevention techniques laid out by Alberta Health Services to keep yourself and others safe:

  • use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 (*811 on mobile devices) if you have questions or concerns about your health.

More updates will be announced on this page as additional information and direction becomes available. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all work together to navigate this public health event.


Updated: March 12, 2020

The City of Leduc is actively monitoring the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus, and following the guidance and direction being outlined by the authorities at Alberta Health Services in order to protect the health of all residents and visitors to our community.

We recommend the public visit the Alberta Health Services and Province of Alberta websites to stay up-to-date on all information related to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

At this time, there are 23 cases of the novel coronavirus in Alberta and the risk of exposure to this illness in Alberta is still deemed low. We want to assure residents that, while there is no need for panic, we are taking this public health event very seriously and will be heeding all measures recommended by the authorities to mitigate the impact of this virus in our community to the best of our ability.

The City of Leduc Emergency Management Agency has been activated in order to prepare contingency plans and make necessary preparations to provide ongoing services in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak within our community.

We encourage everyone to follow the recommended prevention techniques laid out by Alberta Health Services to keep yourself and others safe:

  • use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns about your health

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.