As you are well aware, the COVID 19 (coronavirus) outbreaks have been confirmed in multiple countries, including Canada. Like all of you, we have been tracking and following the global news, responses to the disease and responses and measures our industry peers have been taking. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as required.
First and foremost, ensure the information you are receiving is credible. Credible resources include the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada and your own provincial health departments (links below).
World Health Organization (WHO)
Alberta Health Services
Government of ALBERTA
Government of CANADA
PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT’S OFFICIAL RELAUNCH STRATEGY:
Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.
A collection of COVID-related guidance documents from Canadian sources, including Alberta health and safety associations, Certifying Partners, and industry associations. This collection of documents shows what industries and other governments are doing to address COVID-19.
INFORMATION FOR FINANCIAL RESOURCES WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT : Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Measures to protect businesses and organizations from the economic disruption of COVID-19 and position Alberta for recovery.
Mandatory mass gathering restrictions
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, event organizers have been asked to cancel large gatherings and international events.
No gatherings with more than 50 people are allowed, including:
- worship gatherings
- family events, such as weddings and funerals
- social gatherings outdoors
Cancel gatherings with fewer than 50 people if the event:
- includes any attendees travelling from outside of Canada
- has, as its focus, attendees that are members of critical infrastructure or critical service roles (e.g. healthcare workers, first responders, electric/power workers, telecommunications)
- includes attendees from demographic groups at greater risk of severe disease, such as people 60 years of age or older and individuals with chronic medical conditions
- has attendees participating in activities that promote disease transmission (e.g. singing, cheering, close contact, sharing food or beverages, buffet style meals)
- is in a space that does not allow for recommended social distancing (at least 6 feet between attendees)
It does not include grocery stores, airports or shopping malls at this time.
As an individual, follow normal safety guidelines during flu season (wash your hands frequently and properly, cover coughs and sneezes, stay home if you are sick).
Contact your insurance company to understand the implications for cancelling any events you may have. As pertinent news and information updates, especially applicable to fairs, exhibitions and events, become available, we will keep you updated.
During this challenging time as we practice social distancing, keeping connected is still just as important. We want to support our community and to ensure people are encouraged and empowered to work from home efficiently and effectively. PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW FOR HELP ON SETTING UP VIDEO CONFERENCING:
If you have any concerns or need help, do not hesitate to reach out.
ONLINE SALES RESOURCE
SEE LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET STARTED WITH ONLINE SALES.