Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

COVID-19 

On Sept. 15, the Provincial Government declared a State of Public Health Emergency and implemented several new regulations, restrictions and health measures. See complete details on the Provincial Government website.

Olds Aquatic Centre and Sportsplex Update, September 19, 2021

On Wednesday September 15, 2021 the Province introduced a State of Public Health Emergency and new restrictions to address the increasing health care crisis facing Albertans. 
Therefore, the Town of Olds will be implementing the Restriction Exemption Program in the Olds Aquatic Centre and the Sportsplex effective Monday, September 20th. 
Choosing the Restriction Exemption Program was determined with a lot of consideration from all angles.  For more information on the Restriction Exemption Program, visit www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.
We know this is a divisive topic.  We understand not everyone will agree.  We thank you in advance for your patience and your kindness to our staff who have not chosen to implement these restrictions, but who are asked to help implement them.
Adults (over 18), who are participating in sport, fitness, recreation and performance activities at the Olds Aquatic Centre and/or the Olds Sportsplex must provide one of the following:

  • proof of at least one dose of a vaccination 
  • a negative test result from a COVID-19 test completed within the past 72 hours
  • proof of medical exemption

Note: Spectators at either facility, do not require proof of vaccination, as the Town of Olds will adhere to Alberta Health Services’ business capacity and operating restrictions of 1/3 of fire code capacity, must be of a single household or 2 close contacts if living alone, must be masked, and maintain 2 metres of physical distancing.

Business Operating Program

Local storefront businesses are eligible for a $500 grant and home-base businesses are eligible for a $100 grant. This program, funded by the Town of Olds, is to help support businesses located within the Town of Olds as they continue to navigate the COVID-19 restrictions and limitations.

Business Operating Program Application

Town of Olds Facilities Status

Town of Olds Administration Office

Open
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Service Delivery continues. Call 403.556.6981 - email admin@olds.ca - Access Virtual City Hall 

Sportsplex and Aquatic Centre

Open 

NOTICE:  Covid-19 Update September 19, 2021

On Wednesday September 15, 2021 the Province introduced a State of Public Health Emergency and new restrictions to address the increasing health care crisis facing Albertans. 
Therefore, the Town of Olds will be implementing the Restriction Exemption Program in the Olds Aquatic Centre and the Sportsplex effective Monday, September 20th. 
Choosing the Restriction Exemption Program was determined with a lot of consideration from all angles.  For more information on the Restriction Exemption Program, visit www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.
We know this is a divisive topic.  We understand not everyone will agree.  We thank you in advance for your patience and your kindness to our staff who have not chosen to implement these restrictions, but who are asked to help implement them.
Adults (over 18), who are participating in sport, fitness, recreation and performance activities at the Olds Aquatic Centre and/or the Olds Sportsplex must provide one of the following:

  • proof of at least one dose of a vaccination 
  • a negative test result from a COVID-19 test completed within the past 72 hours
  • proof of medical exemption

Note: Spectators at either facility, do not require proof of vaccination, as the Town of Olds will adhere to Alberta Health Services’ business capacity and operating restrictions of 1/3 of fire code capacity, must be of a single household or 2 close contacts if living alone, must be masked, and maintain 2 metres of physical distancing.

Ball Diamonds and Soccer Fields

Youth and adult sports – resume with no restrictions, indoors and outdoors.

Skatepark

Open

Splashpark and washroom at Centennial Park

Open (10 am to 10 pm daily)

Playgrounds, park green spaces, and trails are open.

Nu2U

Open

Hours of Operation: Tues to Fri 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Operations Centre

Closed to public, service delivery continues.

Call 403.507.4833 - email operations@olds.ca

Fire Hall

Closed to public, service delivery continues.

Call 403.507.4850 – email fireadmin@olds.ca

RCMP Detachment

The Olds RCMP Detachment is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding Statutory holidays. Covid-19 Protocols have been put in place and masks are to be worn when entering the building.

For non-urgent administrative assistance/general enquiries:

Record checks, collisions, reporting a crime, Please call 403.556.3324

Fingerprints are being done by appointment on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.

For non-emergency matters that require police assistance:

Please call 403.556.3323 to be connected with our call centre.

If you do not have a phone, please pick up the metal phone outside the front door of the detachment.

Safety protocols

To limit the spread of COVID-19, please adhere to the following safety protocols when visiting any Town facility:

  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
  • Maintain at least two metres physical distance (follow floor markings where provided).
  • Wear a mask or face covering when physical distance of two metres cannot be maintained at all times.
  • Gatherings must not exceed Alberta Health Services guidelines.
  • High touch surfaces could be a source of transmission for COVID-19. For your safety, please sanitize your hands before and after your visit.

Vaccinations in Olds

Details available on the Alberta Health Services website.  

Mental Health Supports

Your mental health matters

If you are having difficulties dealing with the effects of COVID-19, there are resources available to you.

For younger people seeking assistance, there is the  Kids Help Phone. No matter what you want to talk about.  Totally private. 24/7.

Alberta Health Services has a free, text-based service called Text4Hope. By texting COVID19HOPE to 393939, you will receive daily text messages on healthy thinking or actions to improve your mood.

For more resources, visit Alberta Health Services Help In Tough Times.

You are not alone. Ask for help.

Alberta COVID-19 Status Map

To check the status of Olds and other areas of the province, including whether additional measures are in place, visit the Alberta COVID-19 Status Map.

COVID Self-Assessment and Isolation

Self Assessment

If you or someone you know has any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or runny nose, refer to the Alberta Health Services self-assessment site  

COVID-19 Variants

Alberta self-isolation guidelines for those infected with variants of COVID-19

General Health Information

Visit 811 Health Link or dial 811 for health advice or information 24/7 for everyone in your family.  
For all emergencies, dial 911 .

Small Business Support Programs - Federal Government

Individual Support Programs - Federal Government

Small Business Support Programs - Provincial Government

Critical Worker Benefit  - Deadline is extended to end of August 2021.  Eligibility has increased from the first intake. Check to see if your employees qualify.

Alberta Jobs Now Program - First intake has closed. Second intake starts September 16, 2021.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant - helps cover training expenses for existing employees and new hires.  If you are hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee. For further information, please contact  the  Canada-Alberta Job Grant processing centre at: 1-855-638-9424 or email jobgrant@gov.ab.ca.

Posters for Businesses and Public Buildings

Full color COVID-19-related posters are available free on the Provincial Government Website.  

 

Complaints

To report concerns or request service from AHS-Environmental Public Health, please use this form.