Proactive Patrolling to encourage physical distancing
Several public orders and restrictions have been announced in Calgary, including the closing of some businesses and public areas to allow for greater physical distancing. This includes public gatherings of no more than 15 people and physical distancing requirement of two metres. Community Peace Officers and other uniformed personnel will be proactively patrolling parks and public spaces going forward, with assistance from police when required, to ensure physical distancing requirements are being met. As always, discretion for issuing these tickets will be used. The fine for contravening the Public Health Order is $1,200.
Spring street sweeping delayed due to weather
Calgary's Spring street sweeping program has been delayed due to poor weather conditions. With snow and cooler weather anticipated for much of this week, road crews will continue to focus their efforts on snow and ice control operations and will push back the start of street sweeping until April 20th.There will be further updates to share in the weeks to come.
Today, Calgary is launching a new collection of online resources for kids, youth, seniors and families to help keep their minds and bodies active during this time of physical distancing. Visit calgary.ca/athome for a regularly-updated set of videos, instructions and learning modules for everything from fitness, to crafts and games, to ways to engage with nature.
Calgary Fire drive-by birthdays prove popular
Since last Friday’s announcement that fire crews would be helping to brighten birthdays for children and seniors who are staying home during their birthdays with fire engine drive-bys, CFD has received more than 5,800 requests for the service. "We are moved that so many Calgarians have shown how they value our firefighters," said CFD Chief Steve Dongworth. "We are hoping to get to as many of you as possible, but we need some time to get through all the requests. We’re making our way down the list and if your birthday is towards the end of May, then you will hear from us closer to the date."
As a follow-up to the announcement that all public events are cancelled through June 30, The City has updated Calgary.ca/covid19 with a list of the 79 events that have been cancelled due to COVID-19.