On behalf of myself and the rest of Town Council, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the residents of Redcliff for taking the COVID-19 outbreak seriously. I continue to ask for your support and cooperation in helping to prevent the spread.
The Town’s primary priorities during this time are to ensure that municipal service levels are maintained. Waste collection is still occurring, the water treatment plant is running, and Town staff can be contacted via telephone and email.
I would like to remind the residents of Redcliff to continue to practice physical distancing by staying at least two metres apart from people outside of the members of your household, to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, and to remain at home as much as possible. If you are feeling sick or have recently returned from travel, please respect the public health orders put in place by Alberta Health Services and self-isolate.
I encourage residents to remain active and enjoy our parks and trail system, but it is important that everyone continues to refrain from visiting outdoor play facilities, including public playground structures and sports fields. While I understand that the weather is getting nicer and more people will be heading outdoors, please practice physical distancing.
This Easter weekend, I ask that you not gather together with anyone who lives outside of your household. Instead, give your loved ones a call or set up a video chat. Help to create a neighbourhood egg hunt by putting up Easter decorations in your windows; when families walk or drive around the community they can ‘hunt’ for eggs on the windows of their neighbours’ houses. Share positive messages on your sidewalk using chalk. Enjoy the holiday but continue to follow public health orders from Alberta Health Services.
I applaud the hard work and sacrifices being made by essential workers on our front lines, from truck drivers to grocery store employees to health workers. Day after day you are doing vital work to help keep our society functioning. I therefore ask that everyone does their part to keep these workers and the rest of our community healthy and safe during this difficult time.
For more information on current restrictions and on ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit alberta.ca. For information specific to the Town of Redcliff, visit the COVID-19 public notice.
Mayor Dwight Kilpatrick
April 8, 2020