Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

COVID-19 

Updated as of December 20, 2021

Provincial Government mandated public health regulations remain in effect.  For up-to-date information on the restrictions and public health measures go to the Provincial Government website.

RESTRICTION EXEMPTION PROGRAM IN EFFECT AT SPORTSPLEX AND AQUATIC CENTRE: 

Effective November 15, 2021, Alberta-issued COVID-19 vaccine records must have the QR code. Records issued by other jurisdictions, including First Nations and Canadian Armed Forces, are still accepted. 
Get your QR code proof of vaccination here
New and temporary residents who were vaccinated for COVID-19 here but don’t have an Alberta Personal Health Number can get their QR code proof of vaccination by calling 811. A copy will be mailed to your address.
For further information on Alberta’s COVID-19 Public Heath Actions, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx.

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 23, 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. 
The Town of Olds is implementing the Restriction Exemption Program at the Olds Aquatic Centre and the Sportsplex. 

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

The Restriction Exemption Program remains in effect at both the Olds Aquatic Centre and the Olds Sportsplex.  All patrons or attendees 18 years of age or older entering facilities must present one of the following:

  • Proof of vaccination; or 
  • Proof of a negative, privately-paid test result from a sample that is taken within the past 72 hours (results from Alberta Health Services are not eligible for consideration for this program); or 
  • Individuals 18 years or older must produce valid personal identification.

Ball Diamonds and Soccer Fields

Facilities closed for the winter season.

SkateparkSplashpark, and washroom at Centennial Park

Facilities closed for the winter season.

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

Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)

The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) gives temporary income support to employed and self-employed people who cannot work due to a COVID-19 lockdown. The CWLB is only available when a COVID-19 lockdown order is designated for your region. Alberta residents became eligible as of December 19, 2021.

General Overview of Programs

Support for Seniors

Support for Youth

Small Business Support Programs - Provincial Government

Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant - provides a one-time payment to eligible businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations that choose to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program. The grant provides $2,000 for eligible small- and medium-sized organizations that choose to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program. Organizations may use the funds as they see fit to help offset the costs of implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program.

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) Guarantee  -  Businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19 can access guaranteed, low-interest loans of $25,000 to $1 million to cover operational cash flow needs. For eligibility requirements and application information, visit  the BDC Website.  Application deadline is December 31, 2021.

Alberta Jobs Now Program - First intake has closed. Second intake starts November 10, 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

If you have a concern about a non-town facility, please contact AHS directly at 1-833-415-9179, by email at  SafeHealthyEnvironments@ahs.ca or use this online form.