Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Vaccinations in Olds

Five pharmacies in Olds offer COVID-19 immunization (two with Moderna, three with AstraZeneca). Details available on the Alberta Blue Cross website.  

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.

Public Health Orders and Complaints

Covid-19 Complaints

To report concerns and for questions  regarding complaints of non-compliance of CMOH's orders, residents are to notify Alberta Health Services via its Environmental Public Health Page or call 1-833-415-9179.

Government of Alberta

COVID-19 Orders and Legislation

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 .

Businesses: 15% Max Occupant Load Calculation

Effective March 8, retail services must reduce customer capacity to 15% of fire code occupancy or a minimum of 5 customers.

Approximating Occupant Capacity

If you are unsure of your current occupant load, the following steps can help approximate your restricted capacity.

Step one:
Measure the approximate area (square metres) of your floor space usedby customers, excluding the washrooms. This is done by measuring the length of one wall and the length of the adjoining wall in metres (not
feet).
Step two:
Multiply these two numbers together to get your floor area.
Step three:
Divide this floor area number by 3.7 to determine your usual occupant load.
Step four:
Multiply your usual occupant load by 15% (0.15) to determine your restricted capacity.

If you require additional help determine your occupant load, please contact the Town of Olds Fire Prevention Officer at (403) 507-4850 or via email, jvasseur@olds.ca.

Small Business Support Programs - Federal Government

Individual Support Programs - Federal Government

Small Business Support Programs - Provincial Government

CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT 

The 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.  

 

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.