The City of Wetaskiwin has declared a State of Local Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic

If you are feeling sick at all, stay homeIf you think you may have COVID-19, use the online self-assessment tool. You can also call Alberta Health Link at 8-1-1 for instructions.

The City of Wetaskiwin has prepared a web page to help you understand how to protect yourself from potentially getting sick. Browse through the links listed below for more information.

Current risk of contracting COVID-19 in the City of Wetaskiwin: LOW
Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:15 pm

There are eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Wetaskiwin Region (view the statistics). Those who experience flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing should self-isolate and call Health Link at 8-1-1 for instructions.

Latest Updates

The City of Wetaskiwin is taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and has taken the following actions to help protect the public:

  • March 31, 2020
    The City of Wetskiwin renews state of local emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • March 24, 2020
    The City of Wetaskiwin declared a state of local emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • March 23, 2020
    The City of Wetaskiwin issued a joint press release with the County of Wetaskiwin addressing the first confirmed regional case of COVID-19 (read the press release).

  • March 19, 2020
    Wetaskiwin City Council voted to postpone all water disconnects at this time. No late fees will be applied to outstanding utility payments as well. City Council will re-assess this by June 30, 2020.

  • March 17, 2020
    Wetaskiwin City Council voted to immediately proceed with the following actions due to the COVID-19 pandemic (read the press release):
    • Close all City buildings to the public. Essential services will continue to be delivered. The landfill and the recycling centre will remain open at this time as they are considered low-risk and are located out-of-doors.
    • Council canceled their regular March 23, 2020 Committee of the Whole and Council meetings to allow staff to work full-time on the City’s COVID-19 response.
    • Only allow essential appointment bookings through Wetaskiwin Transit. All non-essential booking requests will be denied at this time. Call 780.361.4445 to book a ride.
  • March 13, 2020
    Wetaskiwin City Council voted to close some of the City’s public facilities as a precautionary measure to help reduce the potential for COVID-19 infection. Read the press release.

  • March 10, 2020
    In order to effectively keep the local public informed, the City of Wetaskiwin’s Director of Emergency Management—Robert Osmond—declared the organization’s Emergency Operations Centre partially activated as of March 10, 2020. Read the press release.

The Province of Alberta has put together a comprehensive FAQ on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions on school closures, self-isolation, travel advisories or work stoppages, click on the link below.