COVID19

COVID-19 and the City of Cold Lake

For the latest information from the Alberta Government, please visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19

CITY FACILITIES
City Hall 780-594-4494 OPEN to limited number of visitors
Cold Lake and District FCSS /
Parent Link Centre
780-594-4495 CLOSED to the public
Cold Lake Energy Centre 780-639-6400 CLOSED to the public
Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club 780-594-5341 OPEN
Please refer to new protocols
Public Works Shop 780-594-4496 CLOSED to the public
Cold Lake Transit 780-639-4455 OPEN but please use back doors
Transfer Station 780-594-4496 OPEN for regular hours
Municipal Parks, green spaces, 
Kinosoo Beach, soccer fields
780-594-4494 OPEN
Please respect distancing measures
Playgrounds, skate park, and
outdoor courts (tennis, pickleball)
780-594-4494

OPEN
Please respect distancing measures

Outdoor arenas, splash park,
artificial turf field, ball diamonds
780-594-4494 CLOSED to the public
Cold Lake Marina 780-594-4494 OPEN
Please respect distancing measures
RV/Trailer Sanitary Dump (located
at Tourist Info Centre)
780-594-4494 OPEN

Press Releases
May 8: Cold Lake prepared to follow provincial relaunch strategy
City prepares for relaunching various facilities, following provincial recommendations, including golf course and marina.

April 30: Garage sales not recommended in the city
Garage sales are not being prohibited at this time, but also not recommended. Residents are encouraged to seek out alternative methods to buy and sell items.

April 29: Reduced hours for Cold Lake Transit to start this weekend
Details on the reduced hours of Cold Lake's public transit system due to COVID-19 and other factors.

April 27: City takes steps to cancel summer events affected by COVID-19 response
In response to the Government of Alberta's direction surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the city takes steps to cancel summer events, including Canada Day and Aqua Days.

March 30: Mayor gives praise to COVID-19 response
A message confirming the City of Cold Lake's efforts to implements measures consistent with provincial guidelines for the response to COVID-19 and thanking residents for their positive response to local, provincial and federal efforts. 

March 25: Council allows for the deferral of municipal bills to offer relief
Announcing the penalty deferral (not a waiver) of municipal bills for the months of April, May and June. These include utility bills, accounts receivable invoices and payments made through the Tax Installment Payments Plan. For more information call City Hall at 780-594-4494. 

March 20: Cold Lake provides update on COVID-19 response
An update on the continued information sharing between the city and relevant provincial authorities, including Alberta Health Services, through the Cold Lake COVID-19 Task Force. A call on residents to avoid hoarding behaviour to allow the trucking industry to catch up with demand - there is no reported shortage of supply in Alberta.  

March 17: Energy Centre and Parent Link to close to public
Announcing the closure of the Energy Centre and Parent Link to the public, effective March 18, 2020. Provincial guidelines are available at www.alberta.ca/COVID19 and the most up-to-date status of City facilities is available in the chart above. 

March 13: City of Cold Lake local task force monitoring COVID-19 situation, prepared to respond if necessary
Announcing the formation of the Cold Lake COVID-19 task force to share information between relevant agencies and organizations. 

 

Provincial Funding Opportunity 
Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. The Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.

The Alberta Government is providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID- 19. 

Through grants from their local Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in Edmonton and Calgary, and from Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA) representing the remainder of the province, funding will be distributed to civil society organizations. 

These organizations will support a range of services needed from at-home help for seniors, crisis and helplines, food security issues, emotional and mental health counselling or any other identified community issues. For more information, please contact Cold Lake and District FCSS at 780-594-4495, ex. 8028.

Download the forms here: Social Services Support for COVID-19 Funding Criteria (.docx), and Social Services Support for COVID-19 Funding Request Form (.docx)

 

Additional Resources
COVID-19: Municipalities seek emergency funding
A press release from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities calling for emergency funding from the Federal Government.

Province of Alberta Government of Canada
Updates from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Changes to Taxes & Benefits (including emergency EI information)
COVID-19 Alberta Statistics Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers
Emergency Isolation Support Work Sharing Program
Emergency Funding for Charities, Not-For-Profits, and Civil Society Organizations  
Utility Payment Deferral  
2020 Worker Compensation Board Premiums Deferral  

 

For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19