The Town of Westlock is following the recommendations and directives from Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta in responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Update June 29, 2021 11:35 a.m.
Westlock Town Council rescinded the Face Covering Bylaw effective June 29, 2021.
Council is encouraging our community to follow provincial measures and to use their best judgment as restrictions continue to ease.
The province is expected to announce that Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan will take effect on July 1st. It is at this stage that face coverings will no longer be mandatory but will still be recommended.
The province has stated masking will still be required in continuing/acute care, public transit, taxis, and ride-sharing. It is critical that we support each other with compassion. Precautions like avoiding crowded indoor areas or wearing masks remain reasonable choices for some while others may move at a different pace.
Update June 4, 2021 8:45 a.m.
On June 1, 2021, the Provincial government entered Stage 1 of their Open for Summer plan. The parameters for Stage 2 are that two (2) weeks after 60% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose, and hospitalizations are below 500 and declining.
The province is projecting that Stage 2 will take effect on June 10.
The Town of Westlock is happy to announce that our facilities and buildings will reopen when the Province of Alberta moves into Stage 2.
We will continue to follow the provincial requirements, so occupancy will be limited to one-third of the fire occupancy limits. The operating hours will be:
- Town of Westlock office (Town Hall) Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. closed to the public for the lunch hour at noon until 1 p.m.
- Westlock & District F.C.S.S. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. closed to the public for the lunch hour at noon until 1 p.m.
- Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Westlock Aquatic Centre Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.
We encourage everyone to view the full details at www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx.
These changes will remain in effect until further notice and are subject to change without notice.