Calgary, AB,
17
March
2020
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00:43
America/Denver

City of Calgary update on response to COVID-19

The City of Calgary has declared new orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In addition to the restrictions put in place by the Government of Alberta, The City has issued mandatory self-isolation for those returning from international travel.

This means:

  • Any individual who has travelled internationally and arrived in Calgary as their final destination on or after March 17, must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • This does not apply to international travelers who do not leave the premises of the Calgary International Airport or who are merely stopping over in Calgary on route to their final destination.

“Physical distancing is the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 within our community,” said Tom Sampson, Director of Calgary Emergency Management. “This means calling on friends and family for support with errands or groceries or utilizing grocery delivery services. You must stay home if you’re not well. It is a danger if you don’t.”

Supply chains in Alberta are being maintained and there are no issues with receiving food or supplies in Calgary. There is no need to stockpile or hoard and grocery stores will remain open.

Continuing to provide services to Calgarians

All City services including police, fire, water, transit, water & recycling are continuing and managing well.

Calgary Transit is taking measures to keep operators and passengers safe including daily sanitization of all buses and CTrains and we’ve started implementing rear bus boarding at the Calgary International Airport. Calgary Police advised us they are not seeing increases in related criminal activity and the Calgary Fire Department is continuing to operate normally at this time.

“We’re maintaining essential City services, safe clean drinking water will continue running, transit will keep operating and if you have an emergency, you can still call 911 for help from fire, police and ambulance,” Sampson said.

“Stay home, be kind, save lives – this is what we can all do to help reduce the risk of community transmission and keep ourselves and our community healthy,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

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