In a local landscape that’s constantly changing due to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Wetaskiwin and City Council are working hard to keep the community safe and informed.
The latest information about the City’s response to the pandemic is available at wetaskiwin.ca/covid19. This web page is updated whenever new information becomes available, including the level of local risk. You can also stay up-to-date through the City’s Facebook and Twitter channels, which provide links to valuable updates and accurate information.
Residents can rest assured that the City’s essential services continue to be maintained, including the recycling centre and the landfill. If you are unable to pay your utility bill at this time, don’t worry. Your water service will not be disconnected, and no penalties will be applied to overdue utility accounts from now until June 30th, when City Council will re-assess the situation.
The regular March 23 Committee of the Whole and Regular Council meetings were cancelled to allow staff to dedicate their time to the City’s COVID-19 response efforts. the regular April 14 meetings are still scheduled at this time.
Wetaskiwin Transit continues to provide essential transit appointments, including doctor or other medical appointments. Non-essential transit requests are not available until further notice. Those wishing to book with Wetaskiwin Transit can call 780-361-4445.
City facilities, including the Manluk Centre, the Civic Centre Complex (Drill Hall and Arenas), the Civic building, and the Multiplex are also closed, along with the Wetaskiwin Public Library. These facility closures, along with social distancing, will help reduce the potential for infection. If you had purchased a membership at the Manluk Centre, don’t fret. The City is developing a plan to ensure that everyone still gets their money’s worth. Details will be posted on www.manlukcentre.ca once available.
The key message remains that if you are feeling sick at all, stay home. If you have a cough and fever, call Alberta Health Link at 8-1-1 for instructions.
For more information, visit wetaskiwin.ca/1010/COVID-19