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Posted on: September 3, 2021

New public health measures in effect

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Province implements temporary public health measures due to increased COVID-19 cases


The Province of Alberta announced the following temporary public health measures—effective as of 8 am on Saturday, September 4, 2021—to address the increased number of COVID-19 cases.

  • Alberta is now entering the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the majority of new infections being caused by the delta strain of the virus.
  • The province will make masks mandatory for all indoor public spaces and workplaces starting Saturday, Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. Schools are not required to implement masking—school boards will continue to set COVID-19 management policies as they deem appropriate.
  • Also, as of Saturday, Sept. 4 at 8 a.m., restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, nightclubs and other licensed establishments will be required to end alcohol service at 10 p.m.
  • Albertans are encouraged to limit in-person contacts. To support this, the province strongly recommends that unvaccinated Albertans limit their indoor social gatherings to close contacts of only two cohort families up to a maximum of 10 people.
  • It is also recommended that plans for in-person return to work be paused, and that employers revert to work-from-home where possible. If employees are working on location, employees must mask for all indoor settings, except in work stations.

View all current public health measures here.

 


City-specific actions / requirements:

  • Anyone accessing City buildings/facilities must be wearing a mask—unless they are exempt. 
  • Until further notice, Wetaskiwin City Council meetings will be restricted to virtual attendance only—the exception being City Council and key members of staff.
  • Local agencies/businesses are invited to print and display the following signage:

 

The City will continue updating the community as new information becomes available. Keep checking www.wetaskiwin.ca and the City’s social channels (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram) for updates.

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