How New COVID Restrictions Affect Town Operations

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The Town of Swan Hills released an update on December 9, 2020 in regards to the new mandatory COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Province on December 8, and how they will affect the operations and services in Swan Hills.

Here is a brief summary of the latest Town of Swan Hills update:

All core services such as Utilities, Solid Waste, and Fire Services will continue to operate fully.

Town of Swan Hills Administration Building and Registries – Open

• The Town of Swan Hills Administration Building and Registries will remain open. The existing limit of one household at a time in the reception area remains in effect. Masks are now mandatory while in indoor public settings with the new COVID-19 restrictions. Appointments must be made to enter the office areas; walk-ins are no longer permitted. Call (780) 333-4477 to make an appointment.

FCSS Office – Appointment Only

• Appointments are necessary to be able to access the Town of Swan Hills Family and Community Support Services Office. Call (780) 333- 4119 to make an appointment. Further information and updates can be found on the Swan Hills Family & Community Support Services Facebook page.

Arena and Pool – Closed Effective December 13, 2020

• The Arena and Pool will be closed to the public as of December 13, 2020, until further notice.

Library – Curbside Pickup Only

• The Library will be closed to the public but curbside pickup will be available. Call (780) 333- 4505 to make arrangements. More information and updates can be found on the Swan Hills Public Library Facebook page.

Keyano Centre, 50+ Building – Closed

• The Keyano Centre and 50+ Building will be closed to the public and will not be taking rental reservations until further notice.

Curling Rink – Closed

• The Curling Rink is closed to the public until further notice.

Transfer Site – Open

• The Transfer Site will remain open. Remember that there are currently no requirements to leave your vehicle to sign the weigh book between weighing in and out. More information about the Province’s mandatory COVID-19 health restrictions can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-publichealth-measures.aspx.

Dean LaBerge, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grizzly Gazette