COVID-19 Latest Updates

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.