The City of Chestermere’s municipal buildings are once again open to the public, following extensive and lengthy closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of July 19, citizens are once again able to enter City Hall and the municipality’s Community Operations building. The July 20 council meeting was also open for in-person public attendance for the first time in months, according to a press release from the City.
According to the release, anyone planning on making an in-person visit to any City building must be free of COVID-19 symptoms, sanitize their hands upon entry, submit to a temperature check, and practice physical distancing once inside.
Plexiglas shields will still be in place to protect City staff, who also have the option of wearing a mask on the job. Masks are not required for visitors, but are recommended, the release stated.
The Chestermere Fire Services building is also now open for in-person visits, however the doors will remain locked. Visitors are asked to call (403)-272-9878 or ring the front doorbell for entry. Regular hours are expected to resume in the first week of September.
The local RCMP detachment will remain closed, but administration staff will be inside to assist patrons. Visitors are asked to call (403)-204-8777 and press 0 to speak with a staff member prior to admittance.
Citizens are still encouraged to limit in-person trips to city buildings unless necessary, and staff are available by phone, email and online services at chestermere.ca