The County Administrative Building and County Public Works Shops at Wetaskiwin and Winfield will be closed to the public until further notice. County Transfer Stations will remain open to the public and garbage collection will continue as scheduled.
The County office closure is effective as of noon Friday April 9, 2021 and comes after more County staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
The County of Wetaskiwin now has five confirmed staff members with COVID-19 with three of the confirmed cases being identified as a variant strain.
Additional County staff members are also isolating in accordance with Alberta Health Services guidelines. The County says they are working closely with AHS and are following all necessary procedures.
The County says they remain committed to ensuring that services are continued without disruption for County citizens. The public can expect that most issues will be dealt with over the phone or through email rather than in person for the foreseeable future.
The County encourages everyone to follow the guidelines and mandates of AHS including staying home if you are sick, avoiding crowds, maintaining physical, wearing a mask when in public and washing your hands frequently.
Service to members of the public will still be provided by County staff via phone during regular hours at 780-352-3321 or for after hours inquiries can be reached at 780-352-0005. County staff are also available through email and contacts which can be found at the County of Wetaskiwin’s website.
Residents wanting to make a payment to the county can do so through the drop box locate at the front entrance of the County office, by main or through online payment options.