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City of Airdrie ends State of Local Emergency

Story by Stacie Gaetz

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Photos by Courtesy of City of Airdrie

The City of Airdrie terminated the State of Local Emergency (SOLE) on June 16.

The SOLE came into effect on March 17 as a measure to support Alberta’s efforts to contain the risk of spreading the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a City press release, safety remains a top priority for Airdrie and staff continues to closely monitor the spread of the virus.

“Airdrie has seen relatively low numbers of cases due in part to our citizens adhering to the guidelines. We thank everyone for their cooperation, patience and support and remind everyone to remain vigilant in keeping our community healthy and safe,” says the release.

It goes on to say, “The number of cases in Airdrie remains very low, allowing for the termination of the SOLE. However, this does not indicate that the pandemic is over.”

Citizens are asked to continue to follow Provincial guidelines including social distancing, regularly washing their hands and wearing a non-medical face mask when a distance of two meters cannot be maintained.

As well, whether or not residents have symptoms, the City is asking people to get tested by visiting alberta.ca. Testing data helps the government understand who is affected by COVID-19 and provides information needed to keep the community safe and protected.

Check www.airdrie.ca/covid regularly for updates, including the latest facility openings and those that are remain closed.

To learn more about the City Director of Emergency Management Lorri Laface and how the municipality is handling the pandemic, check out the story “Keeping Airdrie Safe” on page 94 of our Summer 2020 edition.