The City of Airdrie declared a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) March 17 to support Alberta’s efforts to contain the risk of spreading the COVID-19 pandemic.
"As more COVID-19 cases are being confirmed each day across the province, any measure we can take locally to help limit spread is a proactive one," stated a release from the City.
"Declaring a state of local emergency allows us to take steps to protect our community, especially our vulnerable populations, by reducing all public and private facility capacity to the lesser of 50 people or 50 per cent of their maximum occupancy including but not limited to bars, restaurants, lounges and halls"
Grocery/food stores, shopping centres, retail stores, pharmacies, offices, public transit, Alberta Health Services facilities and care centres are excluded at this time and can remain open while encouraging social distancing measures.
"The safety and well-being of Airdrie residents remains the City’s top priority," the release stated. "Genesis Place and all arenas remain closed indefinitely. The Airdrie Public Library has also closed.
"We thank everyone for their patience and support and remind everyone to remain vigilant in keeping our community healthy and safe."
VIsit airdrie.ca/covid for updates, including the latest cancellations and closures.