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County of Wetaskiwin is now under enhanced status for COVID-19

County under new mandatory health measures as ordered by AHS.

The County of Wetaskiwin was notified by Alberta Health Services (AHS) on Thursday Nov. 12, 2020 that they are now under Enhanced Status on the Provincial Re-launch Status Map.

860 new cases were reported across the province Nov. 11, as well as an additional 10 deaths.

The County of Wetaskiwin now has 13 active cases and the City of Wetaskiwin has 29 active cases. Two of the County of Wetaskiwin’s cases have a known source of exposure and 11 are reporting an unknown source of exposure.

The County of Wetaskiwin’s active cases make up a case rate of 127.7 per 100,000 people.

The County of Wetaskiwin, including the Town of Millet and the Summer Villages within the County’s municipal boundary, is under the following mandatory health measures as ordered by AHS:

• 15-person maximum limit on social and family gatherings both indoors and outdoors where people are mixing and mingling.

• Restaurants, bars, lounges, and pubs must stop liquor sales by 10 p.m. and be closed by 11 p.m. This applies to Class A, B, or C licenses from Nov. 13 to Nov. 27.

• 50-person limit on indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and funeral services.

• Faith based gatherings are limited to 1/3 capacity at one time.

AHS is also recommending that people follow several voluntary health measures. These measures include:

• No social gatherings inside your home or outside of your community. Instead, socialize outdoors or in structured settings, like restaurants or other business that are subject to legal limits and take steps to prevent transmission.

• Limit of three cohorts: your core household, your school, and one other sport or social cohort. Young children who attend childcare can be part of four cohorts.

• Wear a mask in all indoor work settings except when alone in a workspace or an appropriate barrier is in place.

• Employers in office settings should implement measures to reduce the number of employees in the workplace at one time.



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