Chestermere, AB – Alberta now has 871 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Chestermere now has 11 confirmed cases, two more than yesterday.
“Unfortunately, the reports we are receiving from our partners in the provincial and federal government all indicate that this situation will continue to get worse before it gets better,” says Mayor Chalmers. “We all have a part to play and we are in this for the long haul, Chestermere.
Mayor Chalmers added that the Chestermere community must adhere to all mandatory public health orders as regular enforcement has begun and fines will be issued to any person or business who is not in compliance.
“If you must leave the house to pick up essential items, be courteous to those around you and maintain a physical distance of no less than 2 metres or 6 feet,” adds Mayor Chalmers. “When you are out for a walk, do not stop and gather in groups to talk to others unless you can do so from the required distance.”
The Emergency Management Team is also reminding the community to ensure they are frequently sanitizing and disinfecting their hands, clothes and any objects that they bring into their homes or that they frequently touch. These include:
∙ Footwear and clothes worn outside the home
∙ Recycling, organics and garbage bins
∙ Groceries (wipe and sanitize all packaging and surfaces, fruits and vegetables should be thoroughly rinsed, all boxes and bags should be disposed of immediately).
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.
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.