Slowly...but surely.

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.

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.
Alberta Health Services has resumed some scheduled, non-urgent surgeries effective May 4.
Dental and other regulated health-care workers* have been allowed to resume services as of May 4, as long as they are following approved guidelines set by their professional colleges.

*Physiotherapists, speech language pathologists, respiratory therapists, audiologists, social workers, occupational therapists, dietitians, chiropractors, optometrists and more.

Vehicle access to parking lots and staging areas on public land and parks reopened May 1.
Alberta Parks’ online campground reservation system opened May 14 for bookings at select campground starting June 1 onward.
Access to boat launches opened in select provincial parks May 1.
Golf courses were permitted to reopen as of May 2, with restrictions including keeping clubhouses and pro shops closed. These will be able to open consistent with other businesses that will be open in stage one.

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.

A State of Local Emergency (SOLE) is in effect for the City of Wetaskiwin

Last updated May 12, 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.