Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
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.
Town of Olds Facilities Status
Town of Olds Administration Office
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sportsplex and Aquatic Centre
Open effective June 10
Ball Diamonds and Soccer Fields
Youth and adult sports – resume with no restrictions, indoors and outdoors.
Splashpark and washroom at Centennial Park
Open (10 am to 8 pm daily)
Playgrounds, park green spaces, and trails are open.
Areas are not sanitized, please adhere to all public health guidelines.
Due to the closure of recreation facilities, the Town encourages residents to enjoy the outdoors while following public health order guidelines and restrictions.
Hours of Operation: Tues to Fri 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Closed to public, service delivery continues.
Call 403.507.4833 - email email@example.com
Closed to public, service delivery continues.
Call 403.507.4850 – email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Temporary Patio Permits
All in-person dining, including on patios, is prohibited - Effective May 9 at 11:59 pm.
Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges, cafes and food courts can open for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery only.
For permits on private property
Please use the General Developement Permit application
For permits on public property
Please use the Sidewalk Cafe and Sales application
Will there be a temporary tent or canopy?
If yes, you will need to provide a sketch showing location, dimensions, make/model and manufacturer along with the application information.
Send completed forms with all requested information to email@example.com.
Permit fees are waived until June 30.
For further information visit the Town of Olds Permits and Applications page.
If you have any questions regarding the application process and the information required, please contact the Planning and Development team at (403) 507- 4806.
*To support local businesses adapt to COVID-19 Public Health Measures, processing temporary patio applications will be prioritized*
Businesses: One-third Max Occupant Load Calculation
Effective June 11, retail services must reduce customer capacity to 33% of fire code occupancy .
Approximating Occupant Capacity
If you are unsure of your current occupant load, the following steps can help approximate your restricted capacity.
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
Multiply these two numbers together to get your floor area.
Divide this floor area number by 3.7 to determine your usual occupant load.
Multiply your usual occupant load by 33% (0.33) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garage Sale Information
People holding garage sales
Ensure the following measures are taken:
- Conduct COVID-19 self-assessment prior to having the sale.
- Implement control measures to minimize the risk of transmission of infection among attendees ie. do not promote social gathering, one way flow through sales area
- limit of 20 people in sale area (this will increase as restrictions for retail numbers decrease).
- Masking and distancing is required.
- Have hand sanitizer available.
People attending a garage sales:
- Conduct COVID-19 self-assessment prior to attending the sale
- Masking is required
- Must maintain 2 meters distance from people who do not live in the same household.
- Should be practicing hand hygiene - have alcohol based hand sanitizer with them and sanitize hands prior to going into the garage same and again when they leave the garage sale
Isolation Check-in Service
If you are in self isolation due to COVID-19 and need someone to check in on you on a regular basis, please register with the Town of Olds Great Neighbours Program.
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.
Public Health Orders and Complaints
COVID Self-Assessment and Isolation
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
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
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 email@example.com.
Posters for Businesses and Public Buildings
Full color COVID-19-related posters are available free on the Provincial Government Website.