COVID-19 Business relaunch tools

Mask bylaw information and downloadable posters to promote mask wearing in your place of business here.  

Opening in stages for business

EDT offices remain closed for drop-in visits

In-person meetings available by appointment only

Economic Development and Tourism staff will be available for in-person meetings by appointment only, beginning September 28. Before you visit, please read our in-person meeting guidelines.

Our department office at the County Annex, remains closed for drop-in visits. We encourage you to consider our phone, email and online video support. Contact 780-464-8095 or email for all queries or to book an in-person meeting.

To open your business to the public, the Government of Alberta recommends you to complete a plan to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Strathcona County resources

Community Kindness posters for wearing masks for businesses

Alberta Health Services is advising that wearing face coverings (non-medical masks) in indoor public areas will help prevent the spread along with practicing good hygiene, maintaining physical distancing, getting tested and monitoring for symptoms.  

To do our part keeping our community safe and our economy running, the County continues to educate and encourage the community to work together to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to prevent a spike in infection rates.  

We’re all in this together. Consider using our downloadable signage to encourage the public to wear face coverings in your facility. 

For more information on face coverings.

Economic Resilience and Vision Task Force
Strathcona County Council has created an Economic Resilience and Vision Task Force in order to provide support for business and industry through COVID-19 and general support for the local economy.

Business Directory
Businesses can update and adjust 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 allow allowances wherever possible.

Strathcona County Council has approved proceeding with no municipal tax increase on 2020 property taxes and a penalty deferral on late tax payment.

Occupant Loads and Patio Expansions
If you need assistance with reopening your business and have any questions regarding occupant loads, please contact Planning and Development Services for more information. Please note, we are now allowing patio areas (not seating) to be expanded.

Personal Protective Equipment
The Occupational Health and Safety Resource Portal has information for employers, supervisors and works to help keep workplaces healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Safe operation

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 procurement websites:

Alberta-based businesses that manufacture PPE can go to the Alberta Bits and Pieces website to find out how to help.

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.

Government of Alberta resources

There continues to be rapid changes with the Government of Alberta relaunch strategy. Please continue to check resources for up-to-date information.

If you are unsure whether your business is restricted or non-restricted according to the provincial government mandates, please email

Please Note: The re-opening of all businesses in Alberta is subject to their compliance with the public health orders implemented through the Province of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. All businesses are responsible for ensuring that they are following the provincial orders - which are being updated frequently - and that appropriate preventive measures have been put in place prior to reopening their doors to the public. Should you have any questions or require clarity about the provincial strategy or restrictions, you can contact the province with questions by emailing

Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: 780-464-8095

Temporary Address:
County Annex Building
160 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
T8A 5Z2

Last updated: Monday, October 05, 2020
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