Last week, Mayor Chalmers recorded a message to update the community about COVID-19.
Text (Recorded the week of Feb 1, 2021)
It is now February, and I’d like to take a moment to provide you with a brief update on COVID-19 in our community.
For the past several weeks, our local cases have varied between forty and sixty cases. I am grateful that they have come down from what we were seeing over Christmas, and on behalf of Council, I’d like to offer my ‘get well soon’ wishes to all who are battling this virus.
Internally, we are keeping a close eye on our local situation. We continue to listen to Dr. Hinshaw’s daily updates, advocate for more information to be shared with municipalities, and post our local updates to Chestermere.ca/covid19.
I recognize that these past several months have been very challenging for many folks in our community, and especially for our businesses. I am grateful that our local restaurants can reopen next Monday, and I urge our community to continue to support them, and other local businesses, as much as possible.
I have great hope that we will see the end of this pandemic by the end of this year, but the recent news about new highly contagious variants, and cancelled vaccine shipments, is troubling. With that in mind, I’d like to take a moment to encourage you to KEEP GOING.
The battle we are fighting is an invisible one. And while there may be days where it doesn’t seem like your choices make a difference, together, it is what keeps our loved ones safe.
Please continue to limit your in-person contacts. Continue to stay 6 feet apart from those that don’t live with you. Continue to wash your hands regularly. And continue to be kind to one another.
The end of these challenges may be several months away, but together, we can do it Chestermere.