October 31st, 2020

City limiting Access-A-Ride service, Animal Shelter hours


By Bobinec, Greg on March 18, 2020.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

As the City of Lethbridge continues to take additional steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Alberta has released new public health measures to limit the time Albertans spend in large crowds and crowded spaces.

As of Tuesday, all events over 50 people are to be cancelled, with no attendance at rec centres, casinos, bingo halls, bars, theatres and other facilities. Sit-down restaurants can remain open at lower capacity.

In Lethbridge, Access-A-Ride service will be limited to essential travel only. Essential travel includes things like trips for food, required supplies, medical appointments or getting to work. It does not include social outings. In order to properly triage essential travel, online booking has been disabled and Access-A-Ride trips must be booked via telephone at 403-329-6464. This change will remain in effect until further notice.

The Animal Shelter is taking precautionary measures to limit the number of people coming and going at the facility. Volunteer programs and public access will be suspended for an initial period of two weeks from today. After this time, they will re-evaluate the situation. To ensure lost pets may be returned home and adoptions are able to continue, individuals are asked to contact the shelter at 403-320-4099 ahead of time and arrange a time to pick up their pet or view and socialize with prospective dogs and cats they may be looking to adopt.

The City offers many online services that may help you avoid a trip to city hall or other in-person interactions. To find a full list of online payments and services visit lethbridge.ca/onlineservices.

The City of Lethbridge reminds residents to practise social distancing, be cautious of your actions and keep clean by washing hands and not touching your face regularly. In order to protect residents and staff, the City is committed to continuing with all necessary measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19.

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