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Posted on: June 11, 2020

CHEMA to rescind public health orders on June 12; Mayor to lift State of Local Emergency on June 15

June 11 announcement

As of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 12 the Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) will rescind its current public health orders.

In addition to the public health orders being rescinded, as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 15, the Mayor will lift the State of Local Emergency in Chestermere.

“In order to align with the Premier’s announcement this week, Council and CHEMA have 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 will be ending their State of Public Health Emergency next week.”

While local orders will expire, 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.”

With the State of Local Emergency and public health orders lifted, Chestermere residents and businesses can refer to the Province’s Re-Launch Strategy for guidance documents on re-opening new business sectors, public gatherings and other regulations.

“The Emergency Command Centre (ECC) will continue to operate for the time being as an advisory resource to assist our local organizations and businesses with their reopening strategies,” adds Mayor Chalmers. “The CHEMA Team will also help guide the safe reopening plans for our municipal buildings before winding down their operations and closing the ECC later this summer.”

Mayor Chalmers adds that, should there be a second wave where COVID-19 infections increase to a significant level, the State of Local Emergency will be re-issued and the Emergency Command Centre will be re-activated if necessary.

“As Dr. Hinshaw stated this week, we ask our citizens to temper their enthusiasm with caution as COVID-19 has not yet been eradicated.” says Bernie Morton, Director of Emergency Management and Chief Administrative Officer for the City. “Yes, we are relaxing rules and reopening businesses and facilities, but we all have a personal responsibility to continue to think of others and observe public health guidelines. Stay home if you are sick, wash your hands frequently and vigorously, stay two metres away from anyone who does not live with you, and wear a mask when needed.”

More information including an updated FAQ will soon be available on the City’s website, visit chestermere.ca/covid19 for details.

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