City of Calgary rescinds State of Local Emergency
The City announced it will rescind the State of Local Emergency (SOLE), effective today, June 14, 2021. While we will continue the activation of the Municipal Emergency Plan to provide citizens and City employees with information, resources and supports they need in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the powers afforded under the State of Local Emergency are no longer deemed necessary.
“We are encouraged by Calgarians’ response to the uptake of the vaccine and the continued downward trend of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations,” said Chief Sue Henry with the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA). “While we encourage citizens to continue to adhere to provincial health protocols and best practices, we are now in a position where we can shift our focus towards re-opening City facilities, services and programs in step with the Province’s Open for Summer plan.”
The City has renewed the SOLE three times since the initial declaration March 15, 2020. While the SOLE is rescinded Calgary’s Municipal Emergency Plan will continue to be activated until further notice.
“I know many of us are looking forward to getting back to normal,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “As we continue to make progress towards a much brighter summer, it’s important we take the steps necessary to ensure we successfully put this pandemic behind us. We need to keep practicing good hygiene, physical distancing and wearing masks, and it’s critical that everyone who is eligible gets both doses of vaccines.”
Select City recreation facilities began reopening today with limited capacity and by appointment or booking. Information on the status of these and other facilities, programs and services is available at calgary.ca/covid. The Adaptative Roadway Program continues. For more information, visit our Adaptive Roadway Program page.
We acknowledge how difficult restrictions have been for individuals, families, businesses, and the mental and economic health of our city, and we thank all Calgarians and businesses for their efforts to follow Provincial health orders.