(Concluded) The Town of Hinton Declared State of Local Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Updated May 14, 2020 4pm
The State of Local Emergency was extended on April 9, 16, 23, 30, and May 7, 2020. It expired on May 14, 2020. This page remains for reference purposes.
The Town of Hinton declared a state of local emergency at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020 to further support provincial efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. By declaring a state of local emergency, the Town can access resources needed to address a potential outbreak within the community, as well as enforce additional restrictions and closures required to contain the spread.
The well-being of our community members and Town staff remains our top priority, and this declaration is the next step the Town must take in order to effectively manage this public health event. Declaring a state of local emergency is a legislated process allowing the municipality to act swiftly if needed in order to prevent the spread of the virus in Hinton. The state of local emergency is in effect for 7 days, at which time it can be rescinded, amended, or renewed.
Following Alberta Health Services’ recommendations, the Town of Hinton has also taken the following measures and restrictions within our community. These measures will have an impact on our local businesses, but are intended to support safe operations and the ability to seek compliance from customers.