Mayor Marshall Chalmers provided a COVID-19 update in the community on Feb. 8.
For several weeks, the local active case COVID-19 numbers have ranged between 40 and 60 cases.
“I am grateful that they have come down from what we were seeing over Christmas, and on behalf of council, I’d like to offer my get well soon wishes to all who are battling this virus,” Chalmers said.
The City of Chestermere is continuing to monitor the local situation while listening to the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s frequent updates.
“I recognize that these past several months have been very challenging for many folks in our community, and especially for our businesses. I am grateful that our local restaurants can reopen, and I urge our community to continue to support them, and other local businesses, as much as possible,” Chalmers said.
Chalmers is continuing to encourage Chestermere residents to keep going, stay resilient, and follow all COVID-19 regulations by limiting in-person contacts, social distancing, regularly washing hands, and being kind to each other.
“I have great hope that we will see the end of this pandemic by the end of this year, but the recent news about new highly contagious variants, and cancelled vaccine shipments, is troubling,” Chalmers said.
“The battle we are fighting is an invisible one, and while there may be days where it doesn’t seem like your choices make a difference, together, it is what keeps our loved ones safe,” he said.
Adding, “The end of these challenges may be several months away, but together, we can do it Chestermere.”