Public health orders rescinded & State of Local Emergency lifted
On June 12, the Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) rescinded its current public health orders. The Mayor also lifted the State of Local Emergency in Chestermere on June 15.
“Council and CHEMA agreed to end all public health orders and lift the local state of emergency as the COVID-19 infection rates in Chestermere have remained low for more than a month now,” says Mayor Chalmers. “We are also encouraged by the success of our first stage of the re-launch strategy, and the fact that the province also ended their State of Public Health Emergency.”
While local orders are expired, the provincial public health guidelines issued by Dr. Hinshaw must still be observed. This includes, physical distancing, regular hand washing, staying home and self-isolating for 14 days when sick, and wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
“These common-sense guidelines will continue to be observed and will be part of the ‘new normal’ for all Chestermerians, Albertans and Canadians for many months to come,” adds Mayor Chalmers. “Our success so far is a result of your continued vigilance and dedication to protect each other and those of us that are most vulnerable and we must not become complacent while we begin to enjoy further relaxation of the rules.”