Way to crush the curve!

A shout-out to the local businesses and community members who continue to do their utmost to keep their fellow Wetaskiwinites safe during COVID-19.

The numbers don't lie. Thanks to our collective efforts we're not just bending the curve; we're crushing it! The City has repealed the Face Coverings Bylaw following the June 28 Wetaskiwin City Council meeting—meaning that masks will no longer be required in local indoor public spaces as of July 1, 2021.

Again, thank you for doing your part, sticking to the game plan and supporting one another during the pandemic. You have made an enormous difference in its outcome.

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Other Important COVID-19 News

The Big Picture: Regional and Provincial COVID-19 Stats

Important City-specific COVID-19 Developments

Explore the sections below for critical City news updates and frequently asked questions.

COVID-19: Stay Current on Most Recent Developments

Scroll down to find critical information, answers to common questions, and links to different resources.
Updates from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Alberta

Alberta's Open for Summer Plan

COVID-19 transmission will continue to be monitored. If required, a stage may be paused to respond to trends at regional or provincial levels. Sustained reopening will require Albertans to get fully vaccinated with 2 doses during the summer to prevent future spread. These restriction changes apply province-wide.
Alberta enters Stage 3 as of July 1

This 3 stage roadmap outlines how restrictions will ease while protecting the healthcare system and increasing vaccination rates in the province. COVID-19 transmission will continue to be monitored. If required, a stage may be paused to respond to trends at regional or provincial levels.

Sustained reopening will require Albertans to get fully vaccinated with 2 doses during the summer to prevent future spread. These restriction changes apply province-wide. Additional details will be released before each stage.

Stage 1 reopening started June 1

Stage 1: Two weeks after 50% of Albertans 12-plus (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose and hospitalizations are below 800 and declining. Effective June 1 unless stated otherwise.

  • Indoor social gatherings are still not permitted
  • Outdoor social gatherings: up to 10 people
  • Outdoor physical, performance and recreation activities: up to 10 distanced people, all ages
  • Places of worship: 15% of fire code occupancy (effective May 28)
  • Wedding ceremonies: up to 10 people, including officiant, bride/groom, witnesses (receptions remain prohibited)Funeral services: up to 20 people, not including facility staff, funeral clergy or organizers not considered guests (receptions remain prohibited)
  • Personal and wellness services: reopen, by appointment only
  • Restaurants: 4 people per table max, outdoors, households only or 2 close contacts for those living alone
  • Retail: 15% of fire code occupancy (must maintain ability to distance)
  • Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect

Stage 2 reopening started June 10

Stage 2: Two weeks after 60% of Albertans 12-plus (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose and hospitalizations are below 500 and declining. Expected to be in effect mid-June.

  • Outdoor social gatherings: up to 20 people with distancing (indoor social gatherings still not permitted)
  • Indoor recreation, entertainment and other settings (rec centres, arenas, casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, libraries, etc.) open at 1/3 of fire code occupancy
  • Gyms and fitness studios open for solo and drop-in activities and indoor fitness classes with 3 metre distancing
  • Funeral services: up to 20 people, indoors and outdoors (receptions permitted outdoors only)
  • Wedding ceremonies: up to 20 people, indoors and outdoors (receptions permitted outdoors only)
  • Places of worship: 1/3 of fire code occupancy
  • Personal and wellness services: resume walk-in service
  • Post-secondary: resume in-person learning
  • Restaurants: 6 people per table max, indoors or outdoors
  • Retail: 1/3 of fire code occupancy (must maintain ability to distance)
  • Youth activities (day camps, play centres) resume with restrictions
  • Youth and adult sports resume with no restrictions, indoors and outdoors
  • Outdoor public gatherings (concerts/festivals) up to 150 people
  • Outdoor fixed seating facilities (grandstands) 1/3 seated capacity
  • Work from home order is lifted but still recommended
  • Distancing and masking requirements remain in effect

Stage 3 reopening starting July 1

Stage 3: Two weeks after 70% of Albertans 12-plus (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose. Effective July 1.

  • All restrictions lifted, including ban on indoor social gatherings
  • Isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and some protective measures in continuing care settings remain
  • The general indoor provincial mask mandate will be lifted, but masking may still be required in limited and specific settings

Masking

Mask use in public indoor settings is no longer required except for some specific situations, such as working in or visiting some healthcare settings, including long-term care, and using public transit, including rideshare vehicles, taxis, motor coaches and shuttles.

Note: Municipalities and businesses are free to set masking requirements as they see fit. For example, businesses may require staff and/or customers to wear masks inside their place of business. While masking is no longer required in most situations, it is important to support those who may wish to continue wearing masks while adjusting to Stage 3.

Isolation and quarantine requirements

Alberta’s requirements for isolation (if you have symptoms) and quarantine (if you have been exposed to COVID-19 through a close contact) remain in place. Provincial quarantine rules for returning international travellers have been lifted, but federal requirements remain in place.

Learn more about isolation and quarantine requirements
Learn more about COVID-19 travel requirements

Healthcare and congregate care settings

Alberta’s move to Stage 3 does not change requirements in the existing public health orders for licensed supportive living, long-term care and hospice settings. Stage 3 will impact activities off-site, but existing on-site restrictions will remain in place at this time.

Learn more about protecting residents at congregate care facilities

To book your COVID-19 vaccine, visit alberta.ca/vaccine to find available appointments with AHS or participating pharmacies across the province. Select locations are offering walk-in clinics for first doses.

Help Prevent the Spread

Legally, all Albertans must physically distance and isolate when sick or with symptoms. Good hygiene is your best protection: wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, cough or sneeze into an elbow or sleeve, and dispose of tissues appropriately.
Do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical (social) distance between each other. Physical distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak. This means making changes in your everyday routines in order to minimize close contact with others, including:

  • Avoiding crowded places and gatherings
  • Avoiding common greetings, such as handshakes
  • Limiting contact with people at higher risk (older adults and those in poor health)
  • Keeping a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others, as much as possible

Other steps you can take:

  • Wear a mask in public when distancing is not possible
  • Download and use the ABTraceTogether mobile contact tracing app while out in public
  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
  • Use gloves properly if you choose to wear them (they are not necessary)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Watch for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Take the COVID-19 self-assessment to arrange testing if you have any symptoms

Learn more about physical distancing

Book Your Shot

Book your shot at a participating pharmacy, through the AHS online booking tool or call Health Link 811. Every Albertan who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated.

Online Self-assessment

Use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you need to be tested for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else if they're not able.

Important Phone Numbers

COVID-19 Weekly Sitreps

COVID-19 Financial Relief for Albertans

The provincial and federal governments are taking immediate and significant action to help Albertans facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Service Canada is ready to help

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits. They are committed to improving services for Canadians by working with partners to provide access to the full range of government services and benefits that Canadians want and need through the Internet, by telephone, in person or by mail.