Red Deer lifting its state of emergency that has been in place due to COVID-19

The City of Red Deer’s state of local emergency will lapse on June 14 after being in place for nearly three months.

The city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be coordinated by its Emergency Operations Centre in collaboration with Alberta Health and the Province of Alberta.

“Thank you Red Deerians for your cooperation as we have faced the pandemic over the last several weeks and for your continued cooperation as we shift into the relaunch phase,” said Mayor Tara Veer.

“This revised local emergency status is in alignment with Provincial direction and the current stage of Red Deer’s response to the pandemic. As we move into recovery, we all bear responsibility to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Red Deer by continuing to follow the public health orders implemented by Alberta Health and the province.”

Residents are reminded to follow Alberta Health guidelines, including physical distancing, to help prevent the spread of this disease. For additional guidelines, visit www.alberta.ca/covid19.

“The protection of the health and welfare of Red Deerians still, and will always be, our highest priority,” says Veer.

“The City of Red Deer will continue to monitor the situation and make any changes necessary to adapt to this fluid situation.”

The COVID-19 outbreak is a dynamic situation and information can change quickly and often. The City of Red Deer is prepared to make additional changes to policies as required in order to keep residents safe and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. For updates on the city’s response, visit www.reddeer.ca/covid-19.

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