COVID-19 Information for Chestermere

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About Coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pneumonia outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic with sustained risk of further global spread. If you have symptoms, stay at home and use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19. 

Current Cases:

Nov 18AHS indicates that Chestermere has 66 active cases and a total of 286 reported cases.

You can view the statistics on the AHS statistics page, under ’geospatial’ and then use the map to find Chestermere. 

Temporary Mandatory Mask Bylaw

On November 17, Chestermere City Council passed a temporary mandatory mask bylaw that will require residents and visitors to wear a face covering at all times while in an indoor public space, public workplace, or public vehicle where other people are present. 

As the City is currently listed under the 'enhanced' status by the Government of Alberta, the temporary mandatory mask bylaw is now active and will remain active until that status is removed.

To read a copy of the bylaw, click here or read more details here.

Posters for Businesses:

To heMASK BYLAW Signs lp advertise that the bylaw is in effect, businesses can download a copy of the Mask Requirement Posters below:

Versions in other languages are coming soon.





NEW Provincial Regulations (November 12)

The Province announced new targeted measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. The measures apply to Chestermere and are:

  • A two-week ban on group fitness classes, team sport activities and group performance activities in Edmonton and surrounding areas, Calgary and surrounding areas, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray and Red Deer. This will be in place from Nov. 13-27.
  •  In all regions under enhanced status, restaurants, bars, lounges and pubs will be required to stop liquor sales by 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m. This will be in place from Nov. 13-27.
  • In all regions under enhanced status, there are additional measures also being implemented:     
    • 50-person limit on wedding ceremonies and funeral services.   
    • All faith-based organizations should limit attendance at services to one-third of capacity.       
    • It is strongly recommended that no social gatherings occur in private homes.       
    • It is strongly recommended that Albertans living in areas under enhanced precautions not move social gatherings to neighbouring communities with lower rates.       
    • Employers should reduce the number of staff in office buildings at any one time wherever possible.
  • All existing guidance, measures and legal orders remain in place in all areas.
  •  If these measures are not successful, it will be necessary to implement more restrictive measures.

Latest Video From Mayor Chalmers:


Contact Tracing Notification Update

Alberta Health Services directly notifies close contacts of cases of COVID-19 confirmed in three priority groups only: 

  • health care workers,
  • minors (parents will still be notified by AHS if their child is exposed at school); and,
  • individuals who live or work within congregate or communal facilities.

 Albertans who are not within these priority groups, who have tested positive for COVID-19, are asked to notify their own close contacts of the exposure. 

If you have been notified that you have tested positive for COVID-19, use the information at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17199.aspx to help notify your contacts.

Student Illness Information

Students with symptoms must not attend school. Learn more about what to do in this informational document.

Influenza immunization

  • Everyone, especially seniors and those at risk, is encouraged to get immunized against influenza.
  • Alberta ordered a record 1.96 million doses of vaccine.
  • By appointment, doctors’ offices and participating pharmacies will immunize ages five and up.
  • By appointment, public health clinics will immunize ages under five, their household members; people with no provincial health number; and where they are the only provider.
  • Individuals who do not have a provincial health care number, or who live in a community where there are no other immunizing health care providers aside from AHS, can call 811 to book an immunization through AHS.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

Call 403-207-7050 to connect with the City about COVID-19 concerns.
As of August 17, 2020 City buildings have reopened to the public by appointment only.

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