City of Calgary statement on Province of Alberta COVID-19 announcement
The Government of Alberta has announced that on March 1, Alberta will enter Step 2 of its three-step plan to ease COVID-19 public health measures, and indoor masking will no longer be required except in high-risk areas including hospitals and public transit.
The City of Calgary’s Pandemic Face Covering Bylaw 63M2021 will end automatically once the Province removes its requirement for indoor masking.
Until that time, Calgarians are reminded that face coverings are still required for everyone over 12 years old in indoor public spaces and public vehicles.
“We are cautiously optimistic that we are entering a new stage of the pandemic,” says Chief Susan Henry of Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA).
“Some of us will welcome the lifting of restrictions while others will prefer to continue wearing face coverings and following other precautions. We must be kind and compassionate toward one another, respect those personal choices and make space for everyone to move at the speed they feel comfortable with.”
The City encourages all eligible Calgarians to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community. See information about the Government of Alberta announcement about public health measures at alberta.ca/COVID19.
The health and safety of our citizens, customers and employees remain the top priorities for The City of Calgary as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta. Visit calgary.ca/covid19 for information about The City’s response.