City of Leduc declares State of Local Emergency for Covid-19

City of Leduc declares State of Local Emergency for Covid-19

Leduc Emergency Coordination Centre activated in response to the pandemic

The City of Leduc has declared a state of local emergency to support provincial efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“Leduc City Council and administration have been closely following the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are taking very deliberate and careful measures in order to protect our residents, staff, and visitors,” Says Leduc Mayor Bob Young.

By declaring a state of local emergency the city will be able to access resources needed to address a potential outbreak within the community. It will also empower the city to enforce additional restrictions and closures required to contain the spread.

Mayor Young says, “the ongoing health of our community members is our top priority and we fully support this declaration as we are confident it is the appropriate next step in order to effectively manage this public health event.”

“Looking after the health and wellness of our residents is our primary focus during this state of local emergency in Leduc,” says Leduc Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management George Clancy. “This is a very fluid event, so we feel it is prudent to ensure we have access to every means available to safeguard our community’s physical, mental, financial and emotional health as the outbreak continues to unfold.”

Following Alberta Health Services’ recommendations, the City of Leduc is also taking the following measures:

• Activation of the City of Leduc Emergency Coordination Centre.

• Closure of all city recreation facilities until further notice.

• Cancellation or postponement of all remaining performances at the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts through the month of March.

• Cancellation or postponement of all upcoming city events through the end of April.

• Enhanced cleaning protocols in all city facilities and public vehicles including Leduc Transit.

• Imposing a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for all staff who display symptoms and/or who have recently returned from travel.

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