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 February 4, 2021
The provincial government has outlined steps and benchmarks to guide the path to easing restrictions. Within the initial announcement, February 8, 2021, was noted as the start of Step 1.
Step 1 states:
- Group or team sports are not permitted at this point.
- Indoor fitness is allowed for one-on-one training only.
- Individual workouts without a trainer are not permitted.
- No drop-in or groups are allowed.
With those restrictions in place, Town of Westlock facilities will not be opening on February 8.
We eagerly await the details on the parameters of Step 2 in the hopes we can open back up. We look forward to welcoming staff, residents and user groups back into our facilities.
To comply with the CMOH Order 41-2020 and provincial measures, the Town of Westlock has implemented the following changes:
- The Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre closed effective Sunday, December 13, 2020.
- The Westlock Aquatic Centre closed effective Sunday, December 13, 2020.
- The Westlock & District F.C.S.S. office will be open by appointment only.
- The Westlock Community Bus changed service to travel for primary health services only effective Monday, December 14, 2020.
- The Town of Westlock Office closed effective December 14, 2020.
These changes will remain until further notice and are subject to change.
The new Provincial Order (CMOH Order 41-2020) supersedes our Face Covering Bylaw 2020-22.
Province-wide impacts from the December 8, 2020, CMOH Order 41-2020 and provincial measures are:
- No indoor or outdoor gatherings
- Mandatory masks in all public indoor spaces, including workspaces
- All retail services reduced to 15% occupancy, Malls reduced to 15%
- Places of worship, in-person attendance limited to 15% occupancy
- No in-person dining in restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes, lounges
- Casinos, bingo halls, gaming centres, horse tracks, raceways, bowling alleys, pool halls, legions, and private clubs closed
- Libraries, science centres, interpretive centres, museums, galleries, amusement parks and water parks closed
- Personal and wellness services, including hair salons, barbers, nail salons, tattoos, piercing, massage closed
- Mandatory work from home, unless the employer determines work requires physical presence for operational effectiveness
- CMOH Order 41-2020 (link to Public Health Order on alberta.ca)
- CMOH Order 38-2020 (link to Public Health Order on alberta.ca)
- Face Covering Bylaw 2020-22 (PDF)
- Poster: Face Covering Bylaw Notice for Businesses 8.5 x 11 (PDF)
- Poster: Face Covering Bylaw Notice for Businesses 11 x 17 (PDF)
- Reduced Capacity and Occupant Load (PDF)