Slowly...but surely (Stage 2).

As we work in tandem with the Government of Alberta's re-entry strategy, it is critical that we do so with an abundance of caution and common sense. Please remember:

  • We’re still not out of the woods; COVID-19 continues to be a very real, very dangerous public health crisis
  • Rushing to re-open could seriously backfire, leaving our community worse off than when COVID-19 began
  • The Director of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centre staff meet daily to review COVID-19 data, and to determine how it relates to local re-entry strategies and timelines; the re-opening of City-owned facilities may not align with the province in all cases
  • Each stage of re-entry will require careful evaluation in consultation with public health authorities
  • The City's primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of the community

Some important takeaways from Alberta's relaunch strategy

Safety first. While we ease into re-entry, we can't waste the sacrifices we've made to contain the pandemic in our community.

This is a staged relaunch. Getting to each stage depends on our ability to keep our guard up, and keep infection rates down.

We should be proud of how we have supported each other throughout this dark and uncertain time. Our continued caution will pay off.

Countdown to final stage of Phase 2 re-opening!

Early Re-entry Actions from the Government of Alberta

Because of the sacrifices Albertans have made to prevent the spread, the Government of Alberta is taking steps that will allow some activities to begin in communities across the province. Each stage of relaunch will depend on our ability to keep infection numbers low.
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As of June 29, mini-leagues within the same geographical region will be allowed on sports fields with restrictions. The Multiplex facility will re-open to lease holders at 8:00 am on June 29 with restrictions as well. A full list of restrictions for these facilities will be published in the coming days.
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As of July 6, rental spaces at the Drill Hall, Memorial Arts Centre, and By-the-Lake Park Hall will be available for booking with restrictions in place. A list of restrictions accompanying the use of these facilities will be published in the coming days.
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On July 13, Wetaskiwin City Hall and the Public Works Office will re-open to the public with temporary hours (weekdays from 8:30am to 12 noon, and from 1pm to 4:30pm). City Hall will close to in-person traffic from noon to 1pm due to mid-day disinfection procedures in higher-risk areas. Staff will remain available by telephone during these closures.
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As of July 24, the fitness area of the Manluk Centre: Wetaskiwin Regional Aquatics & Fitness will re-open at 6:00 am with restrictions in place. A list of these restrictions and rules of use will be published in the coming days.
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As of July 31, the pool area of the Manluk Centre: Wetaskiwin Regional Aquatics & Fitness will re-open at 6:00 am with restrictions in place. A list of these restrictions and rules of use will be published in the coming days.
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On August 24, the Civic Centre Twin Arenas will open for the season but with restrictions in place. A list of these restrictions and rules of use will be published in the coming days.
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The Wetaskiwin Fire Station will remain closed to the public until further notice. If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
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The Wetaskiwin Archives and the Wetaskiwin Public Library have postponed their re-openings until Stage 3 of the re-entry strategy.

Alberta's Relaunch Strategy Puts Safety First

Alberta’s relaunch strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work. By working together, we can ensure our sacrifices to slow the spread of COVID-19 are not wasted.
A safely staged COVID-19 recovery plan to relaunch Alberta’s economy
To be successful, we must stay vigilant to slow the spread: follow public health measures, practice physical distancing and good hygiene, and continue acting responsibly. The plan to move forward requires careful monitoring and respecting all guidelines outlined by the Chief Medical Officer. Each stage of relaunch will depend on our ability to keep infection numbers low.
 

The City of Wetaskiwin has ended its State of Local Emergency (SOLE).

Last updated June 17, 2020

How does the Province plan to roll out its re-entry strategy?

With its staged re-entry strategy, the Government of Alberta has developed a path to carefully and gradually lift the restrictions imposed on our economy, and our lives. Here are the first steps along that path.

We're working hard to lay out the highlights of the province's new staged re-entry strategy, and to communicate how this strategy may affect some of the present restrictions in place here at home. Thank you for your patience as we make these updates to the COVID-19 information portal.

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