City Facility Closures and Disruptions
As of March 17, the City of Wetaskiwin has closed all City facilities to the public, due to the COVID-19 virus.
- City Hall (4705 - 50 Avenue)
- The Manluk Centre: Wetaskiwin Regional Aquatics and Fitness
- The Civic Centre Complex (including the Drill Hall and Arenas)
- The Civic Building (where Archives is housed)
- The Multiplex Building (where the curling club, the gymnastics club, and the Wetaskiwin Art Club are located)
- The Memorial Arts Centre (5206 - 50 Street)
The City is continuing to monitor the situation in regards to COVID-19 and will re-evaluate any decisions on an ongoing basis, with direction from Alberta Health Services.
Effective March 27, 2020, with direction from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the City of Wetaskiwin has cancelled any large gatherings of more than 15 attendees scheduled to be held in City-operated facilities, parks, open spaces, and roadways, until further notice. This includes conferences, sporting and community events.
New public health measures are now recommended to limit the time Albertan’s spend in large crowds and crowded spaces. Effective immediately:
- mass gatherings are now limited to no more than 15 attendees, including:
- worship gatherings
- family events, such as weddings and funerals
- social gathering outdoors
- Albertans are prohibited from attending bars and nightclubs, where minors are prohibited by law
- All dine-in services are prohibited.
- Take-out, delivery or drive-thru service is permitted
- Not-for-profit community kitchens, soup kitchens are exempt at this time, but sanitization practices are expected to be in place
For more information on Alberta Health Services recommendations and what you can do to determine if your private events or activities should be cancelled, visit the Government of Alberta COVID-19 website.