For Immediate Release / June 26, 2020

Update on City Of St. Albert’s Response to COVID-19

 

Update for June 26, 2020

The City of St. Albert continues to take a thoughtful and measured approach in its response to COVID-19. Unless listed on the facility closures or in this release, all City services are still available for access by phone, email or online.

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, this information is considered current as of the date of distribution.

COVID-19 Emergency Advisory Committee

At its June 25, 2020 meeting, the Emergency Advisory Committee discussed resuming performing arts workshops and classes starting as early as September 1.

Although included in Stage Two, much of Community Services program delivery will require significant modification to adhere to Provincial guidelines and public health orders. The benefits of reopening cultural facilities and reintroducing a variety of modified programs and services include building community connections and enhancing community well-being.

Performing Arts and Classes is anticipated to resume as early as September 1. Classes will be temporarily run in Progress Hall and The Arden Theatre, as the Community Services Studios and Workshop space on Carleton Drive is undergoing grant-funded, planned, non-COVID related renovations. Classes will be transitioned back to their home facility once construction is complete.

Programming will be offered via a blend of in-person and online delivery. This will allow the City to offer programming for a greater number of participants while decreasing their risk.

In-person class sizes will be limited to ensure that physical distancing guidelines can be followed.

Course offerings will be announced in the coming weeks via social media and will be posted on the City website at https://stalbert.ca/exp/arts-culture/. Registrations will be accepted online only.

The City thanks its residents and patrons as we work through our response to COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Alberta Health Services website, a link to which is available at stalbert.ca/covid19.

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