The city will be adhering to the guidelines established by the Alberta government as businesses reopen and life slowly takes a step towards normalcy.
The City of Leduc was fully prepared for Step 1 of the Government of Alberta’s relaunch strategy as the rest of the province continues to open.
The city’s relaunch decisions are all carefully evaluated in accordance with public health orders such as maintaining physical distancing and proper hygiene practices.
As of last Thursday, May 14, and in accordance with the province’s guidelines, the following businesses are now able to resume operations:
- Retail businesses, including clothing, furniture and book stores
- All farmers' market vendors
- Hairstyling and barber shops
- Cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars can reopen for table service at 50% capacity
- Museums and art galleries
- Some scheduled, non-urgent surgeries may now gradually resume
- Daycares and out-of-school care, as well as day camps, including summer school, may resume with occupancy limits
- Post-secondary institutions will continue course delivery, with flexibility for in-person delivery once the existing public health order prohibiting in-person classes is lifted
- Places of worship and funeral services, if they follow sector-specific guidance.
In accordance with provincial guidelines, all reopening workplaces are required develop and implement policies and procedures that address COVID-19. Such policies and procedures must include plans to reduce the risk of transmission among staff and customers, and must be posted in places of business or online within seven days of the public being able to attend the business.
Continued public health order restrictions concerning physical distancing, limited gathering capacity and mandatory isolation for people with symptoms will still apply.
Some of the outdoor activities that are now permitted within the City of Leduc, under provincial guidelines, include the following:
- Athletic fields/ball diamonds (specifically for casual use only)
- Community gardens
- Dog parks
- Garden centres and nurseries
- Golf courses
- The City’s multiway trail system
- Parks/green spaces (specifically for casual use only)
- Telford Lake (specifically for casual use only)
- Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
Despite the reopening of tennis and basketball courts, however, the city’s playgrounds and skate park are to remain closed as per provincial sanitation requirements. Under current provincial standards pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, consistent and rigorous cleaning would need to be performed routinely. Such protocols would also include the creation of daily cleaning logs (including an inventory of gloves, masks and supplies), hand washing stations and/or hand sanitizer stations that would be required to contain at least 60% alcohol, as well as other requirements.
The City of Leduc is steadfast in its commitment to pursuing the best course of action as it continues to safely navigate through these unprecedented times. The city would like to remind you that despite the continuing, gradual reopening of our economy, you are asked to continue practicing good personal hygiene and to continue following guidelines regarding physical distancing.
For more information on the province’s relaunch guidelines, visit the Alberta Biz Connect page on the province's website.