Red Deer City Hall. (File photo)

Red Deer council to discuss ‘potential additional measures’ to prevent spread of COVID-19

Red Deer city council will receive a COVID-19 update on Monday and will add a special meeting to discuss potential additional measures.

“The City of Red Deer is working with Alberta Health in response to local case numbers,” Mayor Tara Veer said in a statement Friday afternoon.

“At Monday’s city council meeting, the city manager will be providing an update to city council on the number of COVID-19 cases in our city and the community impact of new Alberta Health restrictions announced today. Council will also be asked to set a special meeting for a further report.”

The local “watch” status, and the rising number of cases in the city and across Alberta, is a reminder that no region is immune to this virus, the statement said.

“This is a fluid situation that we are monitoring on a daily basis. The city’s emergency operations centre has been and will remain in close contact with Alberta Health officials, and will assess the need for additional safety measures in our community depending on recommendations of the health authority, which may include, but not be limited to: enhancements to our existing face covering bylaw, tightening restrictions at City facilities or any other gathering restrictions mandated by Alberta Health.”

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