Town of Banff Declares Local State of Emergency

Town of Banff
Banff Ave. Photo Credit: Town of Banff

State of local emergency was declared by the Town of Banff

Banff that has the second-highest number of cases per capita in Alberta with 194 cases, and 153 confirmed last Wednesday. The following list contains some of the new measures that the town of Banff is establishing to slow down the spread of COVID-19:

Effective from tomorrow, Saturday November 27, the following Banff municipal services will be closed to public access until further notice: Town Hall, The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre, the 101 Bear Street community space (upstairs)

Some public services will be provided online, by phone or email, or by appointment for certain essential services, in order to reduce the risk of close contact and transmission in public buildings. Call 403.762.1200 for assistance.

Staff will be redeployed to support monitoring of compliance with provincial restrictions in public and private spaces. Once the Province of Alberta authorizes Community Peace Officers to enforce the provincial public health orders, the Town will assist in enforcement.

Banff Town Council inform that AHS inspected and certified a private property as new additional isolation space in Banff.

The Town will support community efforts to notify potential visitors about cancellation of events and attractions in Banff.

The Town will develop and promote options for AHS-approved outdoor experiences that improve mental and physical well-being, while facilitating social distancing. This includes Council reviewing options for a downtown winter pedestrian zone on Bear Street and other public open spaces.

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