The City of Calgary has declared a State of Local Emergency to support the Province of Alberta’s efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This gives The City the power to ensure reducing the capacity of events and facilities to 50% of their fire load card occupancy, to a maximum of 250. Expect a further response from the City, in the absence of something communicated sooner from the Province, on the implementation of a mandatory curfew on Calgarians.
Effective immediately, The City is also advising the following to be closed until further notice:
- The Calgary Public Library
- All City of Calgary recreation facilities
- All City-owned, partner-operated facilities
- Remington YMCA at Quarry Park
- Great Plains Recreation Facility
- Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
- Brookfield YMCA at Seton
- Westside Recreation Centre
- Melcor (Crowfoot) YMCA
- Shawnessy YMCA
- Saddletowne YMCA
- Cardel Rec South (includes South Fish Creek Rec Association)
- Vivo Centre for Healthier Generations
- Genesis Centre (includes NECCS)
- Trico Centre for Family Wellness
- Repsol Centre
This order does not include grocery stores, airports, shopping centres, pharmacies and casinos yet. This also does not include offices, however, the City has asked employers to move toward teleworking wherever possible to support social distancing.
Calgary City Council will be allowing people who are interested in public hearings to call in and they will be enforcing physical distancing in chambers. All in-person engagement activities planned by the City have been cancelled until April 30.