Red Deer City Council will be back in the council chambers starting tomorrow. Two years ago, Council meetings shifted to virtual when the pandemic started, and restrictions were put in place to reduce in-person interactions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

Monday’s meeting will be limited to Council and staff to adhere to internal gathering limits of 15 people, as well as the province’s guidelines for physical distancing. 

“Council Chambers is a small space that can only accommodate a limited amount of people, so we are starting with members of Council and staff, including myself and those who are required to run the meeting,” said Interim City Manager Tara Lodewyk. “The physical barriers we installed early pandemic will remain, physical distancing will be maintained, and enhanced sanitizing is taking place. We are taking the transition to in-person meetings and gatherings slow to minimize the risk of any potential spread and disruption to business.” 

Over the coming months, The City will continue to monitor the situation. A virtual option is still available for Council, staff, media and the public.