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 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 .
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.
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.