COVID-19 Information for Chestermere

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About Coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pneumonia outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic with sustained risk of further global spread. If you have symptoms, stay at home and use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19. 

Current Cases:

January 14: AHS indicates that Chestermere has 44 active cases and a total of 599 reported cases.

You can view the statistics on the AHS statistics page, under ’geospatial’ and then use the map to find Chestermere.

Current Regulations

Local: 

  • Mandatory Mask Bylaw: On November 17, Chestermere City Council passed a temporary mandatory mask bylaw that will require residents and visitors to wear a face covering at all times while in an indoor public space, public workplace, or public vehicle where other people are present. Learn more here.

Provincial:

Effective Monday, January 18, some provincewide restrictions will be eased:

  • Outdoor social gatherings are allowed up to 10 people. Indoor gatherings remain prohibited.
  • Personal and wellness services are allowed to open by appointment only.
  • Funeral ceremony attendance has been increased to 20 people, with mandatory masking and 2 metre physical distancing. Funeral receptions are not allowed. 

Full details are available at https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx

All other mandatory restrictions will remain in place until further notice: 

  • Masks:
    • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public places, places of worship, indoor workplaces and facilities outside the home.
    • This workplace requirement applies to all employees, customers, visitors, delivery personnel and contractors; includes any location where employees are present in-person; includes all workplace locations where masks won’t pose a safety risk; does not change current student mask requirements in schools. 
    • For posters and documents to support awareness and actions that can be taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-information-posters.aspx
  • Gathering Restrictions: 
    • All indoor social gatherings – public and private – are prohibited
    • Close contacts are limited to household members only
    • People who live alone can have up to 2 close contacts
    • All out-of-town travel is discouraged and out-of-town visitors cannot stay in other people's homes
  • Education: 
    • Grades 7-12 & K-6 returned to school on January 11
  • Child Care:
    • licensed daycare, out-of-school and preschool program can continue operating as long as providers follow all public health orders and guidance for child care programs. 
  • Worship:
    • Places of worship have a max capacity of 15% of fire code capacity and all other regulations must be followed
  • Businesses: 
    • Retail: Can remain open to a maximum of 15% of fire code capacity. If you are a business owner and need help determining your official capacity, click here 
    • Restaurants/Bars/Pubs: No in person dining permitted. Take out, curbside & delivery are allowed. 
    • Entertainment & Recreation Facilities: must close as of December 13.
    • Health, Social & Professional Services: may remain open by appointment but must follow all public health orders.
    • Hotels & Lodging: May remain open but cannot provide spa, gym or pool access
    • Performances: No indoor performances are permitted. Rehearsals or lessons involving 2 or more are not permitted. For outdoor settings, rehearsals and practices are permitted to a maximum of 10 participants. Performances with audiences are not permitted. 
    • Sports & Fitness: group physical activities, including team sports, fitness classes and training sessions, are prohibited or restricted across Alberta. Outdoor group physical activity, including team sports, must be limited to 10 people or fewer. 
  • Guidance for Outdoor Winter Recreation.
    COVID-19 Guidance for Winter Recreation (alberta.ca)

Federal:

  • Quarantine & International Travel: To limit the spread of COVID-19, travellers entering Canada must follow the rules set out by the emergency orders under the Quarantine Act







QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

Call 403-207-7050 to connect with the City about COVID-19 concerns. All City buildings remain closed to the public at this time. 

Additional Information

Financial Supports

Financial Supports

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  • Utility Deferral Information
  • Links to Provincial & Federal Financial Support
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Resources:

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  • Resources for Families & Seniors
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Information for Businesses

  • Restrictions specific to businesses
  • COVID-19 Aware businesses
  • Links to business support information