City of Calgary to let the State of Local Emergency expire
Nov. 30, 2021
CALGARY - The City of Calgary will let the State of Local Emergency (SOLE) expire on Dec. 2, 2021. While our Municipal Emergency Plan remains activated 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.
“Most Calgarians have rolled up their sleeves to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community from the pandemic with 88 per cent of Calgarians aged 12 and older now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the vaccination for children aged 5-11 underway,” said Chief Susan Henry of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA).
“While it’s encouraging to see the case counts and severe outcomes are trending downward again, we remain in a pandemic and cannot drop our guard against this virus. Calgarians know what we need to do. We need to get vaccinated, follow the public health rules and work together to prevent the spread.”
The current SOLE has been in place since Sept. 3, 2021. While the SOLE will expire on Dec. 2, Calgary’s Municipal Emergency Plan will continue to be activated until further notice. The COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021 and COVID-19 Pandemic Face Covering Bylaw 63M2021 remain in place.
"With the increase of vaccinations and the continued use of masks in public settings, we have been able to keep businesses and our economy open," said Mayor Jyoti Gondek. "Calgarians must remember the pandemic is not yet over and we must remain vigilant. Please continue to wear your masks and get yourself and your kids vaccinated."
We acknowledge how difficult the pandemic has 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.
Information on The City’s ongoing response to COVID-19 is available at calgary.ca/covid.