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Thursday, June 11, 2020 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Whitecourt June 11, 2020

Earlier this week, the Alberta Government announced details of its Stage 2 relaunch strategy.  The Town of Whitecourt is finalizing details of the local Stage 2 relaunch based on this information.  

“Now that the Province has released details on what can be reopened during Stage 2, the municipality is working to implement required safety protocols and previsions as part of the opening, as well as reviewing staffing and resource requirements” stated Doug Tymchyshyn, Director of Emergency Management.  “The reopening for certain facilities, including the Allan & Jean Millar Centre, is quite complex and there is a lot of background work that needs to be done before we can open the doors – from the rehiring of staff to refilling the pools at the aquatic centre.” 

Dates for re-opening facilities have been determined, and more specific information will be released to the community early next week on hours of operation and physical distancing protocols for use.

On Monday, June 22 the following facilities and amenities will reopen to the public:

  • Allan & Jean Millar Centre,
    • Pembina Fitness Centre,
    • Alberta Newsprint Company Squash and Raquetball Court,
    • JR’s Pressure Service Fieldhouse,
    • Rotary Running Track,
    • Childmind Services,
  • Splash Park at Rotary Park.

Memberships at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre will be re-enacted on Sunday, July 5.  Members can visit the Pembina Fitness Centre and book JR’s Pressure Services Fieldhouse for no charge between June 22 and July 4.  Non-members will be required to pay regular admission fee to visit the Pembina Fitness Centre, and JR’s Pressure Services Fieldhouse.

The SemCAMS Midstream Aquatic Centre at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre will reopen on Sunday, July 5.  

The Whitecourt River Slides at Rotary Park will remain closed until further notice as operations cannot meet current physical distancing requirements mandated by the Province.

For current information on Whitecourt’s response to COVID-19 and a status of all Town facilities and services, visit www.whitecourt.ca/COVID-19.

COVID-19 information and updates are publicly available on the Alberta Health and Alberta
Health Services websites: 
www.alberta.ca/covid19
www.ahs.ca/covid.
 

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