Village of Delburne declares State of Local Emergency amid COVID-19 growth

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The Village of Delburne declared a state of local emergency at 1900 hrs, Monday, March 16, 2020, to assist the Province of Alberta’s efforts to contend and respond to the spread of COVID-19.  

The state of local emergency gives the Village the ability, under the Municipal Emergency Management Agency Bylaw 1159/2019 Section 8.1 (i), to procure or fix prices of food, clothing, fuel, equipment, medical supplies, or other essential supplies and the use of any property, services, resources or equipment within the Village for the duration of the state of emergency.

The Bylaw also gives the Village the authority to limit mass gatherings and to put into operation safety plans.

“Your safety is our utmost concern,” says Dan Marsellus, Director of Delburne Emergency Management. “We appreciate the assistance and patience you give to us, your neighbours, and your community in this challenging time.”

The Village of Delburne remains alert and prepared to support our community.

The Village is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 health risk for any new developments and will follow protocols in accordance with Alberta Health Services (AHS) recommendations.

Please remember to protect yourself and others. If you are feeling unwell, start experiencing a fever, dry cough, or other cold or influenza-like symptoms: Self-isolate yourself immediately; Call Alberta Health Link at 811; Do NOT go to a medical clinic or emergency room; Alberta Health Link Officials at 811 will arrange testing.

Residents are urged to visit the Alberta Health Services website at for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.



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