Lethbridge Welcomes Alberta Economic Relaunch

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Mayor Chris Spearman says the city of Lethbridge will take some time to see how the province’s recovery plan will affect things here.

Last week, the CPSU government announced a step-by-step approach to get the Albertan economy back on track as restrictions related to COVID-19 slowly ease from Monday, May 4.

If all goes according to plan, Phase 1 of the revival will come into play from May 14, which includes::

Retail stores such as clothing, furniture and bookstores
Seller at the Farmers Market
Hair salons and hairdressers
Museums and art galleries
additional surgeries planned such as dental procedures, physio, chiropractic.
Day care and extra-curricular care, with restrictions on occupancy
Summer camp
cafes, restaurants, Lounges, bars and pubs with 50% capacity

Spearman says that the city of Lethbridge knows that residents have many questions about this issue, but with the exception of the triage sites (which opened on May 4), all closures that were carried out in the community at the beginning of the pandemic will remain in place for the time being.

“We know that the community has many questions and once we have clarified how we are affected by the step plan, we will share this with the public,” said the mayor.

Spearman says the announcement of the reopening last week is good news for residents, entrepreneurs and workers affected by COVID-19. “We understand the difficulties and stress this has caused for everyone, but as prime minister Kenney and Dr Hinshaw said last Thursday, we have not yet come out of the woods. We must be vigilant in following public health regulations on social dissociation. As we reopen, we must continue to support our community.”

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