In accordance with the enhanced province-wide restrictions recently announced by the Government of Alberta, the City of Wetaskiwin will close its indoor recreational facilities.
The following facilities will close to the public by the end of day Saturday, December 12, 2020, and will remain closed until at least January 12, 2021—unless directed by the Province:
- Manluk Centre: Wetaskiwin Regional Aquatics & Fitness
- Wetaskiwin Drill Hall
- Wetaskiwin Civic Centre / Twin Arenas
- Public Works Office
- Fire Services Office (call 9-1-1 in an emergency)
- Wetaskiwin Public Library (contactless pick-up is still allowed)
“I am grateful that the Province has increased restrictions to protect our community, and I understand the difficulties this will present to local businesses and families—especially over the holiday season,” said Robert Osmond, Director of Emergency Management with the City of Wetaskiwin. “We will continue to work with our community partners to face these challenges.”
Both indoor and outdoor gatherings have been restricted or prohibited by the Province to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The City of Wetaskiwin’s outdoor amenities will remain open to the public, including all parks, trails, toboggan hills, outdoor rinks, and the Bark Park (dog park). Outdoor group physical activity, including team sports, must be limited to 10 people or fewer, and members of different households must maintain two-metre distancing at all times.
Wetaskiwin City Hall, the Enforcement Services office, recycle centre, landfill, FCSS office, and the Multiplex facility will remain open to the public at a reduced customer capacity of 15%. Anyone entering these facilities must have a mask on and sanitize their hands upon entry.
Information and guidance for local businesses can be found in the Business Supports section of the City's COVID-19 portal. Business owners can find additional information and support at alberta.ca/bizconnect.
For more information regarding the additional public health measures, visit the Alberta website.