Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the City of Wetaskiwin

What the new provincial mandates mean for the County and City of Wetaskiwin.

Numbers in the City of Wetaskiwin continue to climb in conjunction with the rise across the province.

As of the most recent provincial case updates, the City of Wetaskiwin has 76 active cases of COVID-19. The County of Wetaskiwin currently has 18 active cases.

Maskwacis Health Services is reporting 147 active cases.

Across the province new mandates were set including the restriction on all indoor social gatherings, including workplaces, outdoor social gathering being limited to a maximum of 10 people as well as a maximum of 10 in-person attendees for funeral services and wedding ceremonies.

The City of Wetaskiwin continues to have their mandatory face coverings bylaw in effect.

Additional restrictions applied to regions on the enhanced list on the provincial COVID-19 status map, which the County of Wetaskiwin and City of Wetaskiwin are currently part of.

Additional restrictions include:

• Business and service restrictions;

• And places of worship limited to 1/3 of normal attendance with masks required.

The Winfield Arena has been closed to the public effective Nov. 24, 2020. The County of Wetaskiwin office and County Transfer Stations continue to be open to the public.

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