February 2021 MLA Report – Calgary Glenmore – Whitney Issik

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Calgary Glenmore

Dear friends and neighbours,

February 2021 is upon us and as I write this article, our province remains under public health restrictions.

I want to thank each of you for all your efforts in helping us to bend the curve by following the measures that were implemented. I also want to thank those of you who continue to support small businesses, as well as your local restaurants at this difficult time. Our small-business people, and entrepreneurs need us now more than ever, and it’s important we be there to support them.

As of January 6, Alberta is leading all major provinces in COVID-19 vaccinations. Our province’s phased approach to vaccination prioritizes healthcare workers and our most vulnerable. Eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will continue to expand as more vaccines arrive in Alberta. Currently, Alberta is administering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, both of which require two doses.

As was announced in December, rapid testing has been expanded to include vulnerable Albertans and has begun at long-term care and designated supportive living facilities in the Edmonton area. Remote and rural hospitals in Alberta are receiving rapid tests, and rapid testing has also been expanded to homeless shelters and centers in both Calgary and Edmonton.

February 12 marks the start of the Lunar New Year. I wish you happiness and prosperity during the Year of the Ox. I also wish everyone a happy and restful Family Day on February 15 and hope that you can enjoy some of our wonderful Alberta Parks with your families.

During February, I will continue to be in the constituency. As always, please contact my office with any concerns or questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Whitney Issik

MLA – Calgary Glenmore Whitney Issik proudly serves the following Communities: Bayview, Braeside, Cedarbrae, Chinook Park, Eagle Ridge, Kelvin Grove, Lakeview, Oakridge, Palliser, Pumphill, Woodbine, Woodlands