The City of Wetaskiwin is acting in accordance with the enhanced province-wide restrictions announced by the Government of Alberta on Dec. 8, 2020. Part of these mandates include the closure of all indoor recreational facilities.
The following City of Wetaskiwin facilities will be closed to the public effective end of the day Saturday Dec. 12, 2020 and will remain closed until at lease Jan. 12, 2021, unless otherwise directed by the province:
• Manluk Centre: Wetaskiwin Regional Aquatics & Fitness;
• Wetaskiwin Drill Hall;
• Wetaskiwin Civic Centre/ Twin Arenas;
• Public Works Office;
• Fire Services Office (call 9-1-1 in an emergency);
• Wetaskiwin Public Library.
In addition to mandatory province-wide masking, both indoor and outdoor gatherings have been restricted or prohibited by the Government of Alberta to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The City of Wetaskiwin’s outdoor amenities will remain open to the public including all parks, trails, toboggan hills, outdoor rinks, and the dog park. Outdoor group physical activity including team sports must be limited to 10 people or fewer with members of separate households maintaining a mandatory two-metre distancing at all times.
“I am grateful that the Province has increased restrictions to protect our community, and I understand the difficulties this will present to local businesses and families—especially over the holiday season,” said Robert Osmond, Director of Emergency Management with the City of Wetaskiwin. “We will continue to work with our community partners to face these challenges.”
Wetaskiwin City Hall, the Enforcement Services office, recycle centre, landfill, FCSS office, and the Multiplex facility will remain open to the public at a reduced customer capacity of 15 per cent.
Anyone entering these facilities must have a mask on and sanitize their hands when entering.
Information and guidance for local businesses can be found at http://covidwetaskiwin.ca under the Business Supports tab. Business owners can find additional information and support at alberta.ca/bizconnect.