COVID 19 – RESOURCES

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).

Health Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

World Health Organization (WHO)
https://www.who.int/

Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/

Government of ALBERTA

alberta.ca/COVID19

Government of CANADA

https://www.canada.ca/en.html

PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW FOR ALBERTA GOVERNMENT’S OFFICIAL RELAUNCH STRATEGY:

ALBERTA’S RELAUNCH STRATEGY

ALBERTA BIZ CONNECT

Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OHS) Resources

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.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Pandemic (COVID-19) Tip Sheets

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

INFORMATION FOR FINANCIAL RESOURCES WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT:

Measures to protect businesses and organizations from the economic disruption of COVID-19 and position Alberta for recovery.

INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERS

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/cpe-covid-19-factsheet-volunteers

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:

  • conferences
  • workshops
  • 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.

FOR MORE INFO: https://www.alberta.ca/restrictions-on-gatherings-and-businesses.aspx

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.

Stay Connected While Working Remotely

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:

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.

https://businesslink.ca/how-to-start-selling-online/