COVID-19 Resources

COVID - 19 Resources: Links and other resources

Here is a list of sources that can help you access the latest information regarding COVID-19.   

CHBA - COVID Resources 

BILD ALBERTA 

 

GOVERNMENT

All Provincial Government Programs available to business owners can now be found at BizConnect, including information on relaunch plans.

The Federal Government programs available to business owners can be found at Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

 

MUNICIPAL LINKS & RESOURCES

OTHER RESOURCES

 

 

Dec 8... NEW PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES TO REDUCE THE SPREAD

 

 

Today the Premier announced additional measures in an effort to bend the curve and relieve the pressure on the health care system.

New expanded mandatory measures come into effect on Dec. 8 for social gatherings and mandatory masking. All others come into effect at 12:01 a.m., Dec. 13.

Social gatherings – immediate

  • All indoor and outdoor social gatherings – public and private – are prohibited.

  • Close contacts are limited to household members only.

    • Individuals who live alone will be allowed up to two close contacts for in-person visiting, with those two people remaining the same for the duration of the restriction period.

  • Festivals, parades, events, concerts, exhibitions, competitions, sport and performance remain prohibited.

Masking – immediate

  • The mandatory indoor public masking requirement will be extended province-wide.

    • Public spaces include locations where a business or entity operates and is applicable to employees, visitors and the general public.

    • Applies to all indoor workplaces and facilities outside the home.

    • Farm operations are excluded.

    • Rental accommodations used solely for the purposes of a private residence are excluded.

 

Places of worship – starting at 12:01 a.m., Dec. 13

  • All places of worship will be limited to 15 percent of fire code occupancy for in-person attendance.

    • Virtual or online services are strongly encouraged.

    • Drive-in services where individuals do not leave their vehicles and adhere to guidance will be permissible and are not subject to capacity restrictions.

    • Mandatory mask mandate, physical distancing and other guidelines remain in place.

 

Retail – starting at 12:01 a.m., Dec. 13

  • Retail services must reduce customer capacity to 15 percent of fire code occupancy, with a minimum of five customers permitted.

    • Curbside pickup, delivery and online services are encouraged.

  • Shopping malls will be limited to 15 percent of fire code occupancy.  

 

Closures – starting at 12:01 a.m., Dec. 13

  • Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes will be closed to in-person service.

    • Only takeout, curbside pickup and delivery services are permitted.

  • Casinos, bingo halls, gaming entertainment centres, racing entertainment centres, horse tracks, raceways, bowling alleys, pool halls, legions, and private clubs will be closed.

  • Recreational facilities – fitness centres, recreation centres, pools, spas, gyms, studios, day and overnight camps, indoor rinks and arenas – will be closed.

  • Outdoor recreation is permitted, but facilities with indoor spaces except for washrooms will be closed.

  • Entertainment businesses and entities – libraries, science centres, interpretive centres, museums, galleries, amusement parks and water parks – will be closed.

  • Hotels may remain open but must follow restrictions – no spas, pools or in-person dining. Room services only.

  • Personal and wellness services, including hair salons, nail salons, massage, tattoos, and piercing, will be closed.

 

Health services, including physiotherapy or acupuncture, social or protective services, shelters for vulnerable persons, emergency services, child care, and not-for-profit community kitchens or charitable kitchens will remain open for in-person attendance.

Work from home – starting at 12:01 a.m., Dec. 13

  • Mandatory work from home measures will be implemented unless the employer determines that work requires a physical presence for operational effectiveness.

 

Closures – ongoing from Nov. 27

  • Entertainment businesses and entities – community halls and centres, indoor children's play centres and indoor playgrounds, theatres, auditoriums, concert halls, and community theatres, nightclubs, banquet halls and conference centres, indoor and outdoor festivals, concerts with the exception of drive-in events, tradeshows, and sporting events or competitions, remain closed.

Keep yourself up to date by visiting the Alberta Government Website

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Alberta’s government is expanding its relaunch grant to help small and medium-sized job creators impacted by new COVID-19 restrictions

To support Alberta’s small businesses as they adapt to the realities of the ongoing public health crisis, the Alberta government is expanding and increasing the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. With a new lower threshold and increased grant amount, up to 15,000 more businesses may be eligible for funding.

In November, the government announced that Alberta businesses impacted by recent public health orders were eligible to apply for a second payment through the program. This second payment will now be 15 percent of pre-pandemic monthly revenues up to a maximum of $15,000 – for a total of $20,000 in potential funding available for each business, up from the original $5,000.

This second payment is available to businesses operating in areas on the provincial watch list where new health restrictions have been implemented. Applications for the second payment in areas under enhanced measures will open this month.

Additionally, the program is now expanding to include job creators who have experienced a 30 percent revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This lowers the threshold from the existing requirement of 40 percent revenue loss. The 30 percent threshold will be available to impacted businesses retroactive to March. READ MORE...
Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant Details

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