City of Calgary update on response to COVID-19 – June 2, 2020

The City of Calgary would like to remind citizens that we remain in a State of Local Emergency. This is to support the Government of Alberta’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. The City of Calgary, in collaboration with social agencies, the business community, civic partners and citizens is taking immediate action to respond to COVID-19.

As the relaunch moves forward with more activities and businesses starting to return to normal operations, The City of Calgary will begin scaling down the regular live media updates to one per week. The next update will be held on Thursday, June 4 at 1 p.m.

Please see below for the latest updates.

June 2 relaunch update

With the downward trend in number of cases, Calgary began the final stages of the phase one relaunch yesterday. This final phase of Stage 1 includes the opening of day camps and summer schools with occupancy limits, additional flexibility for places of worship and funeral services, and flexibility on how in-person post-secondary courses are delivered.

Calgary Community Standards Weekend PatrolsOver the weekend, Peace Officers and Parks Ambassadors observations were overwhelmingly positive. City Parks Ambassadors spoke with over 7,273 people enjoying our parks and pathways.

No tickets were handed out for Public Health Act violations. City peace officers conducted 240 visible patrols and issued 229 verbal warnings. 27 calls were received related to concerns about citizens not following the public health order, including physical distancing, and public gatherings.

Business License received 4 new calls over the weekend and conducted 48 inspections. Several businesses were inspected and no tickets were issued as all locations were adhering to physical distancing and public health orders.

Business Licensing officers will continue to work with local businesses, helping to ensure the safety of both staff and patrons in these establishments.

Recycling facility resumes regular operationsThe Cascades Recovery sorting facility has fully resumed regular recycling operations. All materials collected from blue carts will be sorted and recycled. Calgarians are encouraged to put out their blue carts for pickup and to ensure the right items are put in the right bins. For a list of acceptable items, visit We also want to thank Calgarians for their patience as we worked to keep employees safe and maintain blue cart service while dealing with this outbreak.

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