Based on the changing situation with the COVID-19 virus, the Government of Alberta has imposed a variety of public health measures that impact individuals and City facilities.
Effective immediately, all outdoor and indoor social gatherings have been banned. Face coverings are now mandatory across the province and must be worn in all indoor areas and workplaces.
Many City of Lethbridge facilities will be closed as of Sunday, December 13. These closures are in place until at least January 12, 2021, at the direction of the Provincial Government.
The following facilities will be closed on Sunday, December 13:
- Stan Siwik & Nicholas Sheran Pools
- The Cor Van Raay YMCA at ATB Centre
- Access will be available for physiotherapy, childcare and retail tenants based on public health guidelines
- All arenas including ATB Centre
- Helen Schuler Nature Centre
- Multicultural Centre (Southern Alberta Ethnic Association)
- Galt Museum & Fort Whoop-Up
- Lethbridge Library (both Downtown and Crossings Branch)
- After reviewing all new provincial health restrictions, the Lethbridge Public Library will close all locations as of 5 p.m on Saturday, December 12. All locations will be closed on Sunday, December 13. A Curbside Pick Up model will begin Monday, December 14.
- ENMAX Centre
- Picnic Shelters
Yates Theatre and Fritz Sick pool have remained closed since March 16.
All City employees who can work from home will continue to do so. Employees who must work outdoors or provide essential services will continue to follow all public health guidelines.
City Hall is currently still open to the public but this will be evaluated to determine if there are any critical services that are required in-person at City Hall and if a closure is appropriate.
Residents are asked to access the City's online services or call Lethbridge 311 rather than visiting City Hall if possible. Anyone with urgent City Hall business can call Lethbridge 311 during business hours to inquire about booking a phone call with the required department.
A full list on online City Services is available at www.lethbridge.ca/onlineservices. There are options to pay parking tickets, review Transit schedules, renew dog licenses and more.
Transit will continue to operate on its current schedule but all riders must wear face coverings.
Water, electric and sewer emergencies can be reported to our 24-hour trouble line by calling 311.
Outdoor recreation is permitted but facilities with indoor space will be closed. Washrooms located outside will remain open. For a list of ideas for outdoor activities, visit www.lethbridge.ca/outdooractivities.
Businesses with questions about how these changes will impact should reach out to Biz Connect for more information at https://www.alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx.
For the full list of public health restrictions in Alberta, visit: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.
For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.