The Town of Drumheller has rescinded the State of Local Emergency (SOLE) at the Regular Council Meeting on Monday, January 25, 2021. The SOLE was engaged for exactly 10 weeks before being repealed unanimously.
"We have seen our local numbers dropping steadily," states CAO Darryl Drohomerski. "We haven't had to do too much in terms of additional measures outside of what the Province has done. It's evident our community came together to control the spread by following the public health measures."
Drumheller continues to follow public health restrictions under the State of Public Health Emergency set by the Province, including mandatory masks in public spaces; a Bylaw Mayor and Council approved November 23, 2020. The Provincial mask mandate came into effect shortly after on December 8, 2020.
"The cancellation of the State of Local Emergency does not change the public health measures set by the province or our own Mask Bylaw," explains Councillor Tom Zariski. "We are not out of the woods yet, and want to remind everyone in Drumheller to continue being diligent when it comes to COVID-19."
Local COVID-19 case numbers are published by The Drumheller Mail.