Business COVID-19 resources
State of Public Health Emergency
The Province has declared a State of Public Health Emergency. Effective immediately, provincial measures mandate physical distancing and mandatory masking in all indoor spaces, workplaces and public vehicles province-wide.
Additional restrictions affect businesses, indoor private gatherings, places of worship, schools, outdoor public and private events, and recreation and physical activities.
We encourage you to help educate customers on the requirement for masks, and proof of vaccination if it applies to your business. You and your employees are not expected to enforce or to have negative interactions with customers. If a customer becomes confrontational, call local RCMP at 780-467-7741. Proof is not required if someone claims an exemption.
Alberta Biz Connect: Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.
Mask bylaw information and downloadable posters to promote mask wearing in your place of business.
The health and safety of our community remains our top priority, and the COVID-19 situation continues to change rapidly. As an economic driver, we value the critical role your business plays in our community providing products, services and employment.
Several government programs have new or extended financial supports for businesses:
- Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy: Direct payments to renters and property owners. Businesses that are eligible for the base subsidy, and that have been adversely affected due to a public health lockdown can qualify for an additional Lockdown Support of 25% for each location.
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: This subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers, help prevent further job losses, and ease your business back into normal operations.
Educating our community and supports for business
We are all in this together. We encourage our community leaders to help educate our community on how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Businesses can update and adjust information on their business practices due to COVID-19 on the Economic Development and Tourism business directory. This map is accessible and free to use for businesses and potential customers.
Temporary Signage Bylaw
As Strathcona County recognizes the need for businesses to communicate services changes throughout the COVID-19 situation, Planning and Development Services has been directed to provide allowances wherever possible.
Personal Protective Equipment
The Occupational Health and Safety Resource Portal has information for employers, supervisors and workers to help keep workplaces healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Economic Development and Tourism department with Strathcona County has compiled a list of available suppliers or personal protective equipment:
Business owners can purchase PPE through the following:
Alberta-based businesses that manufacture PPE can go to:
This is not an exhaustive list of suppliers, and we cannot confirm inventory or availability of supplies. This list is simply a starting point to help local business owners with their search for products and equipment.