Coronavirus: State of local emergency extended for Calgary as city makes service changes

The City of Calgary’s state of local emergency has been extended another seven days as officials make a number of changes to the way services are carried out in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calgary Emergency Management Agency chief Tom Sampson said Thursday that essential services are a top priority and are not in question, but said things like waste services and animal services are changing the way they operate for now.

2020 Census

The 2020 census has been postponed indefinitely, Sampson said, with the possibility that the city’s data may not be collected until 2021.

The census information is normally collected by workers going door-to-door, which isn’t in compliance with provincial and municipal social distancing orders.

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