COVID-19 numbers are on the rise in Alberta, including three confirmed cases in the City of Wetaskiwin. No further information is known at this time.
“COVID-19 continues to be a very real, very dangerous public health crisis,” said Robert Osmond, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Wetaskiwin. “The recent provincial numbers provide a reminder that the pandemic can spread quickly, and cases can hit close to home if we don’t all do our part. Maintaining a physical distance of at least six feet from those outside your household is critical.”
The City continues to cooperate with the province on its public health restrictions and re-entry plans. Accordingly, community members are asked to do their part by adhering to the restrictions in effect – both locally and when traveling to other areas.
Simple Steps for Combating COVID-19
By working together and by sticking to the game plan, facilities can remain open for public use, and the City can achieve greater success as we move toward a more normal life. Protect yourself and others by taking the following steps:
- Practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' lengths) from others who are not in your household
- Wear a non-medical face mask in public when physical distancing is not possible
- Download and use the ABTraceTogether contact tracing app while out in public
- Avoid carpooling with people from outside your household, if possible
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Watch for COVID-19 symptoms, such as cough, fever (over 38°C), shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat
- Take the COVID-19 self-assessment to arrange testing if you have any symptoms
“We encourage everyone to enjoy the City’s parks and playgrounds this summer; but as you do so, please remain mindful of the guidelines,” continued Osmond. “Our continued enjoyment of these open spaces, and our collective health as a community, hinge on everyone’s adherence to the province’s public health regulations on physical distancing and mass gathering restrictions.”
Stay current with important updates here on City’s dedicated COVID-19 portal.