“The rising number of cases of COVID-19 in our community and in our province is affecting us all, and a province-wide approach that acknowledges the wide-spread impacts of COVID-19, beyond our City of Red Deer borders, is critical as we work to implement measures that are effective for our citizens, our community and our province.
While the enhanced restrictions announced today will be challenging, they will ensure consistency in our region and across the province as we municipally work to support citizens, businesses and our community as whole while this pandemic continues to evolve. The City of Red Deer will continue to work with Alberta Health on anything that may impact City services.
The City of Red Deer is, and will continue to work closely with Alberta Health in response to local case numbers. At Monday’s City Council meeting, a temporary face covering bylaw was approved, mandating face coverings for indoor public places and public vehicles. The bylaw will officially come into effect on November 30, 2020; however, The City strongly encourages citizens to wear a face covering in accordance with the bylaw starting today. Visit to view the bylaw and exemptions.
A mandatory face covering bylaw is just one of the municipal measures being taken to help further prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Red Deer. The City also continues to adapt its many operations to be responsive to the changing circumstances, increase communication with citizens and businesses and to continue to seek information and support through the Province of Alberta.
I urge all Red Deerians to continue to be extremely diligent in ensuring we limit community spread. This is a fluid situation that we are monitoring on a daily basis. The City’s Emergency Operations Centre has been and will remain in close contact with Alberta Health officials, and will assess the need for additional safety measures in our community depending on recommendations of the health authority.
It is imperative that we remain strong and remember that every measure we take is not only to protect ourselves, but to protect all Red Deerians and capacity at our local hospital. Over the coming days, we will continue to review the enhanced measures put in place today by the Province and communicate the impacts to our community and any new decisions The City must make."
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The City of Red Deer