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
Effective November 27
Approved farmers’ markets were specifically mentioned
with respect to being a business that is open with restricted capacity.
if you are in an enhanced status area, retail businesses including farmers’ markets approved
by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry area allowed to remain open with
capacity limited to 25% of the occupancy set under the Alberta Fire Code.
This information can be found online here:
The COVID-19 Relaunch Status Map that shows the enhanced status areas can be found here:
This map does get updated daily to show current active cases.
If you have markets yet to happen this year, please pay close attention to these additional measures.
If you are not sure of how you should operate or if something from your existing COVID plan needs to change, contact your public health inspector for clarification.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GATHERINGS (PROVINCE-WIDE)
PLACES OF WORSHIP (REGIONS UNDER ENHANCED STATUS)
BUSINESS AND SERVICE RESTRICTIONS (EFFECTIVE NOV 27)
Businesses within the enhanced status regions that must be closed for in-person service include:
· Banquet halls, conference centres, trade shows, auditoria and concert venues, non-approved/licensed markets, community centres
· Children’s play places or indoor playgrounds
· All levels of team and individual sport
Inclusive Event Planning after COVID-19
HOW TO PRACTICE RESPONSIBLE TOURISM DURING COVID-19
RESOURCES FOR RELAUNCH
AHS – COVID TESTING
Alberta is leading Canada and most of the world in COVID-19 testing, which is one of the main reasons why we’re now in a position to safely and thoughtfully re-open our economy.
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.
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.