City of Calgary
The City of Calgary declared a State of Local Emergency (SOLE). The SOLE was renewed on April 22 at 1405.
69% of COVID-19 cases are reported in the Calgary zone.
On April 26, there were 67 new COVID-19 cases in the Calgary zone, bringing Calgary zone’s total to 3,104.
This week, the Calgary zone has jumped from 1951 cases last Sunday to 3104 today, representing a 59% increase.
Calgary extended cancellation of all public events until Aug 31, 2020.
Effective April 23, the City of Calgary has implemented a hiring freeze.
The Drop Inn center has had two clients test positive for COVID-19
CEWG Now Live
Trudeau reported that the CEWG portal is now live and accepting applications. Companies who apply today can expect to get their first payment by May 7. He noted that since the portal went live at 6:00 this morning, nearly 10,000 businesses have already applied. You can access the application portal here.
Parliament Sitting this Week
The PM confirmed that Parliament will have its first virtual sitting tomorrow and an in-person sitting on Wednesday. Members of Parliament will be meeting to legislate the aid package for students that was announced last week.
As provinces and territories continue to unveil plans to gradually re-open their respective economies, Trudeau reiterated that his government is working collaboratively with them on “shared guidelines…for clear, coordinated efforts.” He stressed that they will not be federal guidelines (i.e., administered and enforced by Ottawa), but a framework for provinces and territories as they determine their own re-opening strategies.