Airdrie moved to Enhanced status
November 6, 2020/For immediate release
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA - Today, Premier Jason Kenney announced communities in Alberta, including Airdrie, that were listed under the Watch status, are being elevated to an Enhanced status.
This shift in status triggers the City of Airdrie's Mandatory Face Covering (mask) bylaw and also puts Airdrie under a provincial restriction of a 15 person maximum for social gatherings.
"As you may have heard from Dr. Hinshaw, the voluntarily measures we strongly encouraged people to comply with have not been enough and Airdrie’s case counts have risen dramatically," says Mayor Peter Brown. "So, under the guidance of the experts, we are enacting the mandatory face covering bylaw."
Details on the provincial restrictions can be found at www.airdrie.ca/covid. Please note that Alberta Health is experiencing technical difficulties and their map may not be updated until next week.
"Personal accountability is critical right now, added Mayor Brown". "Regardless of whether or not you believe masks work, masks are one component of staying healthy as are staying vigilant on hand hygiene, social distancing, and keeping your cohorts small. Now, more than ever, I urge you to be accountable for your health, keep our community safe and be a good neighbour."
Team Leader, Corporate Communications