Given the forecasted stabilization of the public health system in the upcoming weeks and declining active COVID-19 cases and positivity rates, the Emergency Advisory Committee (EAC) of Council approved the recommendation to not renew the State of Local Emergency (SOLE) set to lapse on February 15. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) provided an update to the committee this morning, outlining the current state of COVID-19 in the community, stating that The City no longer requires additional powers and resources provided under the SOLE to respond to the pandemic.
The EOC will continue to monitor the evolving situation and work with community partners to provide supports and recommendations as required. The City of Red Deer has aligned strategies with public health measures and implemented recommendations provided by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Province of Alberta to minimize the impacts of COVID-19 on the community.
The State of Local Emergency was originally declared on September 17, 2021 in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases and strains on the healthcare system. It was renewed by the EAC in November for up to 90 days, taking it up to February 15, 2022 if needed.
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