Calgary officials to update city COVID-19 pandemic response Friday

Further updates to the City of Calgary’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic are coming on Friday afternoon

Officials, including Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Calgary Emergency Management Agency chief Tom Sampson and Calgary Fire chief Steve Dongworth will provide an update at 1 p.m. The update will be live streamed in this post.

Earlier this week, the city announced major changes to the way Calgary Transit will work for the time being, including fewer buses and CTrains running on routes, and restrictions around seating to encourage social distancing.

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The city also reminded residents that places like skate parks and playgrounds are closed to the public.

On Thursday, Calgary fully closed its entire Plus 15 network in the downtown core as another measure to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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