For Immediate Release / July 2, 2020

Update on City of St. Albert's Response to COVID-19

Update for June 30, 2020 

The City of St. Albert continues to take a thoughtful and measured approach in its response to COVID-19. Unless listed on the facility closures or in this release, all City services are still available for access by phone, email or online.

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, this information is considered current as of the date of distribution.

Reopening of City Recreation Facilities

At the June 29 City Council meeting, the Emergency Operations Centre and Administration presented timelines for the reopening of the following recreation facilities:

  • Servus Place Fitness Centre and running track – anticipated to open as early as the week of July 19 to 25, 2020.
  • Servus Place Arenas (three indoor arenas) – anticipated to open as early as the week of July 19 to 25, 2020.
  • Servus Place Artificial Turf (one indoor turf field) – anticipated to open as early as the week of July 19 to 25, 2020.
  • Fountain Park aquatics and aquatics programming – anticipated to start as early as the week of August 2 to 8, 2020.
  • Jarome Iginla and Kinex Arenas – anticipated to open as early as the week of August 9 to 15, 2020.

Further information on how you can access these programs and what you can expect in our facilities will be available in the coming days.

Suspension of City programs or services

No new suspensions as of June 29, 2020.

Cancellation of City events

No new cancellations as of June 29, 2020.

St. Albert Transit Face Mask Distribution

St. Albert Transit personnel will be handing out non-medical face masks on behalf of the Government of Alberta and its COVID-19 relaunch strategy. As a distributing partner in providing masks to those who can’t access a drive-thru, transit staff will be onsite at the

Village Transit Station, located on Grange Drive, on Tuesday, June 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as Thursday, July 2 from 6 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional distribution dates will be announced as quantities last.

For more information on this initiative, please visit alberta.ca/masks.

Operating and Capital Grant Programs

Council passed a motion that the 2020 operating and capital grant programs, totaling $137,350, be suspended for 2020 and the funding be reallocated to the 2020 general operating budget to offset any deficit that may arise due to the financial impacts of COVID-19. The City recognizes that the suspension of grants will lead to challenges for the individuals and community groups involved.

The City thanks its residents and patrons as we work through our response to COVID- 19.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit Alberta Health Services. Specific City of St. Albert information is available at stalbert.ca/covid19.

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