County of Wetaskiwin response to COVID-19

The County Administration Building, Public Work Shops and Libraries are now closed to the public.

The County of Wetaskiwin is closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Alberta.

Effective at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020, the County Administration Building, County Public Works Shops — Wetaskiwin and Winfield, and the already closed Winfield Agriplex and County Libraries, will be closed to the public until further notice.

At this time, County Transfer Stations will remain open to the public as an essential service and Operators will be practicing recommended social distancing techniques, including staying a minimum of six feet from others as much as possible in their duties.

The County at this time is committed to ensuring that services, especially essential services, are continued in a regular fashion on behalf of the citizens in which we serve. The public can expect that most issues will be dealt with over the phone or through email rather than in person. Further decisions made by the County will be relayed to all effected stakeholders, including the public as soon as feasibly possible.

Residents wishing to make a payment can do so through the drop box located at the front entrance. County Administration, however, encourages the public to use on-line payments if possible. Please see the County’s Website for more information.

For circumstances, services, and/or requests of a special nature such as loading/reloading water station cards, transfer station cards, and animal control fee payments, residents are encouraged to inquire by phone or email for further guidance and instruction.

County services will continue for the time being with Staff working in the Office, and members of the public can access these services remotely by contacting the County by phone during regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, at (780) 352-3321 or Toll Free at 1-800-661-4125.

The County can be contacted after hours at (780) 352-0005 or 1-800-581-0050, or by email as found via the County of Wetaskiwin website at https://www.county.wetaskiwin.ab.ca/directory.aspx.

Additionally, Council has cancelled the Mar. 31, 2020 Council for Public Works and Council General Meetings. April Council Meetings are still scheduled to go ahead as planned and may be cancelled at a further date. Updates will be provided as decisions on these future meetings are made.

For those who have been travelling outside of Canada, Alberta Health Services advise that you carefully monitor your health. If you experience any symptoms, self-isolate and call Health Link at 811.

More information about County services please visit www.county.wetaskiwin.ab.ca, or the County’s Facebook page.

For COVID-19 and the provincial situation visit www.alberta.ca/covid19.

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