COVID19 has spread across the world and in addition to being a global health pandemic, it has also drastically impacted the economy and business in our region and in Canada.
We've compiled a list of resources for local businesses to stay up to date:
- Government of Alberta: COVID-19 information for Albertans (includes Info for Employers and Employees section)
- Alberta Health Services: AHS.ca/covid19
- Government of Canada: Covid-19 Information
- Government of Canada: COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Businesses
- World Health Organization: COVID-19 Updates
Employees with Symptoms
It is key to follow all public health guidelines if you, or a member of your team, is experiencing symptoms, in order to ensure the safety of your workforce and your workspace.
Call Health Link at 8-1-1 for instructions if you, or a member of your team, is experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing and have travelled outside of Canada, or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
Website: Alberta Health Link
Follow all public health guidelines if you are experiencing symptoms.
- To determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19, use the Alberta Health Services self-assessment tool.
- Call Health Link at 8-1-1 for instructions if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing and have travelled outside of Canada, or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
- Only call 9-1-1 if you are in immediate need of medical, fire, or police.
Assistance to entrepreneurs provided by BDC through small business loans, working capital loans and purchase order financing: COVID-19 Special Support.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Government of Alberta financial assistance for unexpected emergencies (for all Albertans, not specific to businesses): Emergency Financial Assistance.
Employment Insurance (EI)
Sickness benefits provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement and is available to eligible claimants who are unable to work because of illness, injury or quarantine, to allow them time to restore their health and return to work. Canadians quarantined can apply for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.
Program to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer: Work-Sharing Program.
Employees - Canada Labour Code
Information about employer responsibilities and employee rights under the Canada Labour Code.
Stay up to date on information from your utility providers.