City of Calgary has enacted Municipal Emergency Plan with an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Currently, there are 23 coronavirus cases in Alberta, with 15 in Calgary.
This means that the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) Chief Tom Sampson will be able to prioritize service delivery and dedicate resources to priority areas as well as streamlining decision making around corporate processes.
City Manager David Duckworth said, “I have asked City employees who have the ability to work remotely, to do so starting tomorrow,” said Duckworth. “Physical separation and social distancing is important during viral events and fewer workers in our facilities will allow us to better protect all of our valued employees.”
While, the risk of contracting COVID-19 within Calgary remains low, The City of Calgary’s decision was made from an abundance of caution and a desire to restrict activities which may increase the risk of community transmission, said Mayor Naheed Nenshi through the news release.
Alberta has cancelled all events with more than 250 attendeesto help limit the spread of COVID-19.