Provincial COVID-19 Measures
Effective December 15: Provincial Restrictions Exemption Program measures require youth 12-17 to show vaccination proof, privately paid negative COVID test (within the last 72 hours) or medical exemption if they are participating in activities open to anyone 18+, or are spectating. Proof is not required when all participants are under 18 (minor team sports, youth programs; coaches, instructors and trainers are exempt). ID is not required. Youth have 10 weeks past their 12th birthday until they must show proof. Schools and curricular activities are out of scope of REP and youth do not need proof for these activities.
Under REP, a vaccination series must be completed at least two weeks prior to non-essential service access (two doses for Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca or one dose for Janssen). Proof is not required for essential services including paying bills, riding Transit, counselling and navigation services.
Provincial measures mandate physical distancing (where possible) and mandatory masking in all indoor spaces, workplaces and public vehicles province-wide.
Outdoor, private social gatherings are limited to 20 people with a minimum of two metres physical distancing between households.
Isolation is mandatory if you have COVID-19 or core COVID-19 symptoms.
Random survey of businesses in now complete
Strathcona County reviewed how to best take action to support the plans and needs of local small and medium businesses.
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Strathcona County is the perfect place for you and your business to start, grow and succeed. From lower taxes to a location that can’t be topped, there are endless possibilities for industries to grow and find success.
Our local business community is celebrated and supported by our residents with an emphasis on shopping local. Find out more about the entrepreneurs who continue to find success in Strathcona County and find your place among them.
What businesses are saying
“A great place to do business. The staff at Strathcona County are excellent to work with, and they go the extra mile.” Inter Pipeline
“Strathcona County goes “all-in” with things they can rally around, and do a really good job with just looking after everyone here.” Roasti Coffee Co.
“When choosing where to have our business, choosing Strathcona County meant lower taxes and better access to business programming, and better supports for our business throughout.” Rivet Management
Benefits to doing business in Strathcona County
- Lower tax rates
- Location (proximity to provincial capital, road, rail, and petrochemical hub)
- Educational opportunities and webinars
- Valuable research and statistics
- Knowledgable and efficient planning and development services
- Diverse retail market and property options
- Personalized service
- Supportive municipality and community
- Business directory listing
Digital Economy Program
- Do you need help with e-commerce?
- Are you struggling with building a web presence?
- No idea how to build a social media strategy? Or how to find analytics?
Help is available through the Digital Economy Program, a free service open to small businesses who would like to undergo a digital transformation. The program is a partnership between Strathcona County, the University of Alberta School of Business, Business Link, and Digital Main Street.
How does it work
Eligible businesses sign up online for the program, and if accepted, get free 1-on-1 help with digital services.
- Less than 50 employees
- Registered in Alberta (Indigenous owned businesses that are not registered in Alberta may still be eligible, please contact the Digital Economy Program Coordinator directly.
Learn more about the program and sign up today at yourdep.ca