City of Lethbridge Returns to Improved Health Protocols


(Photo credit to – Sam Borsato)

LETHBRIDGE, AB – Masks, working from home when possible and mandatory rapid testing are the rules City of Lethbridge staff will need to follow for the foreseeable future.

The City announced Tuesday (September 7) that it was reverting to health protocols that were previously relaxed at the start of the summer.

After careful consideration, City Manager Craig Dalton said it was the best decision to protect the community. “As the pandemic continues to evolve, we need to evolve as an organization and really make sure we take the actions that we can take in our area of ​​responsibility and most importantly, make sure we have good business continuity. . plans in place and that we are able to continue to provide essential services.

The City is still working on the logistics of its rapid test program. A contractor should start testing unvaccinated staff members who cannot work from home in the coming weeks.

Staff who can show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be able to opt out of the test.

Current data from Alberta Health Services shows Lethbridge is reporting 211 active cases as of September 2, 2021, as the fourth wave continues across Alberta.

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