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No active COVID-19 cases in the City of Wetaskiwin for over three weeks

This marks the longest that the City has gone without an active case.

The City of Wetaskiwin hasn’t has a single active case of COVID-19 in over three weeks. This marks the longest stretch of time that the City has gone without an active case, with the last streak in April lasting just under two weeks.

The City of Wetaskiwin’s remains at zero active cases, zero deaths and eight recovered cases.

The County of Wetaskiwin, which is separated from the City of Wetaskiwin on the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 aggregate data map, also has zero active cases.

This stretch of time with zero active cases, coupled with the province’s phase one of re-opening, has led to the City of Wetaskiwin’s re-opening of outdoor recreation spaces.

On Wednesday May 27, all City of Wetaskiwin playgrounds and the skate park re-opened with restrictions.

Two days later on May 29 City of Wetaskiwin tennis courts, basketball courts and ball diamonds were re-opened.

Some of the restrictions to using these spaces include:

• Maintaining a two-metre physical distance from those not within your household.

• Adhering to new mass gathering restrictions put in place for outdoor activities.

• Only sharing common equipment with members of the same family or cohort.

• Carefully washing and sanitizing your hands before and after using all common areas.

• Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

The City of Wetaskiwin warns that fines will be handed out if the restrictions in accordance with Alberta health orders are not followed.

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