Alberta now has 754 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Chestermere now has nine confirmed cases.
“As your Mayor, I am letting you know that you must practice physical distancing,” says Mayor Chalmers. “There are too many people gathering in groups or getting close to each other at the grocery stores, in the pharmacies, and when out and about. The Emergency Management Team has advised that they will start issuing fines for anyone or any business that does not comply.”
The Emergency Management Team is also reinforcing the following restrictions:
- Businesses must provide hand sanitizing stations for patrons and require patrons to use them, ensure physical distancing for patrons and require that keypads for payments are wiped after every use. Failure to follow regulations will result in fines.
- Residents should cancel social gatherings and plan to have upcoming religious holidays and occasions online. Residents are not to have company over.
- Everyone must practice physical distancing. No one is to come within 6 feet of anyone who does not live in your household.
- If you must go out for groceries, consider going outside of peak hours. Currently, grocery stores are reporting that the busiest times are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
- If you are returning from outside of Canada, you MUST go straight home and cannot stop anywhere. Once you are home, you cannot leave your property for 14 days.
In addition to the new regulations, the City is also working to share posts of positivity through its social media feeds and invites the community to participate using the hashtag #wecandoitchestermere.
Residents can also download a ‘Neighbour Note’ to fill out and leave at a neighbour’s door letting them know help is available if they need it.
All of the City’s local restrictions and updates can be found at www.chestermere.ca/covid19. Provincial information, support services and restrictions can be found at www.alberta.ca/covid19.