COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness at the Edmonton EXPO Centre
Originally posted: March 12, 2020
Last updated: March 27, 2020
Temporary Community Support Facility: Updated March 27, 2020
The Edmonton EXPO Centre is currently activated by the City of Edmonton, Alberta Health Services and their social agency partners. For more information, please call 311.
As we all know, we are facing challenges that are impacting us all on a local, national and global scale. During these times, it has been inspiring to see our community come together to support and care for one another. As an organization, EEDC is in the unique position to use our resources to support the City of Edmonton and our community members in a very impactful way.
The Edmonton EXPO Centre will be activated as a temporary overflow day programming facility for vulnerable populations whose access to services have been impacted by COVID-19. This space will be operated by Homeward Trust, the Bissell Centre, Boyle Street Community Services and several other organizations. The drop-in space will be available to those without access to housing from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week until further notice.
In a separate space, the Boyle McCauley Health Centre, with the support of Alberta Health Services, is activating the Edmonton EXPO Centre as a temporary 24/7 medical isolation facility for vulnerable community members who have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 with nowhere to self-isolate.
As these are municipal and provincial activations, all personnel will be assigned and managed by the City of Edmonton, Alberta Health Services and their social agency partners.
It is a privilege to be called upon to use our space and resources for the greater good of our city and we stand ready to support our community through this unprecedented time.
For more information, please visit the joint press release issued by the City of Edmonton, Community and Social Services, Alberta Health Services, Homeward Trust and community partners.
Vice President, Venue Management
*Please note that the Edmonton EXPO Centre remains closed to all other members of the public, including media, until further notice.
Building Closure: Posted March 16, 2020
As per the recommendations by Alberta Health Services, the Edmonton Convention Centre will remain closed to the public until further information from AHS states it is safe to resume public gatherings. Our administration staff will be working remotely and will continue responding to emails and phone calls at this time.
Response to COVID-19: Posted March 12, 2020
As stewards of a public gathering facility, the health and safety of our staff and guests is our top priority. In consideration of the information provided by Alberta Health Services on March 12, our venue management team has made the proactive decision to work collaboratively with our staff and clients to postpone any public gathering events with over 250 guests.
Our priority is to support Alberta Health Services in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We will be working with our clients, suppliers and partners within the coming days to postpone all events over 250 attendees until further information from Alberta Health Services states it is safe to resume.
Event ticket holders seeking refunds or more information about their upcoming event are encouraged to reach out directly to the event producer or planner.
Ticketmaster Event Postponements
To help answer questions about event cancellations and postponements, Ticketmaster has created an online resource with updated information about their impacted events. Please visit this portal for the most current information: https://www.ticketmaster.ca/discover/eventupdates
Last Updated: March 31, 2020