Today (April 23, 2020), the Town of Hinton Emergency Operations Centre and Mayor Marcel Michaels signed a renewal for the Town of Hinton's COVID-19 State of Local Emergency. Find a infographic with the main restrictions and considerations here.
The parameters of the State of Local Emergency have not been expanded this week.
Thank you to all Hinton residents for their compliance. It is the belief of the Provincial Operations Centre and Hinton Emergency Operations Centre that Alberta, and Hinton, have yet to see a "peak" at which we could consider removing some restrictions. Your continued compliance helps make the impact to not just local health infrastructure, but provincial and national resources, as manageable as possible.
REMINDER: Trails and Spaces for Exercise not Leisure
As double digit weather returns, we are continuing to ask residents to refrain from any potential gatherings or spread potential encounters.
The Emergency Operations Centre understands that some residents have questions regarding recommended uses of trails and spaces. The intent is to discourage gatherings and social events in favour of using the trails for the purpose of excercising or transportation.
We ask that residents use outdoor/non-home spaces for function, and not pleasure - i.e. for the purpose of burning energy/calories in pursuit of continued healthy life, or for the purpose of using the trails for travel to reach essential services, but not for gathering and other scenarios that can encourage spread.
We recognize that outdoor time, exercise, and fresh air are all important and vital parts of life, but in this pandemic event, we are following the direction from Alberta Health Services and the Provincial Operations Centre, advising all residents to stay home whenever possible.
Reminder: Dogs On-leash
At this time, all sidewalks and trails within Town limits are considered on-leash for animals and signage indicating where pets may be off-leash have been removed. The use of a leash is an effective way to maintain appropriate physical distancing, as the interaction between pets and people is prevented. Should you have complaints or concerns regarding animals off-leash, please contact Bylaw at 780-865-6009.
Learn more on the SOLE webpage here, or announcement CivicSend here.