Alberta launches new resource for businesses during economic relaunch

The province launched a resource to assist businesses re-opening in Alberta in the first stage of the relaunch. 

The new alberta.ca/bizconnect webpage will provide business owners with information on health and safety guidelines for general workplaces and sector-specific guidelines for those able to open in stage one of relaunch to ensure businesses can reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is part of the relaunch strategy announced in April.

Alberta Biz Connect will have information on health and safety guidelines for general workplaces and sector-specific guidelines for businesses able to open in the first stage of the relaunch. 

It will also have a red tape reduction submission form for business owners to share ideas of ways to reduce red tape and update regulations related regular operations and as they respond to COVID-19. 

“As businesses reopen, we’re committed to making sure they have the information they need to operate during the pandemic and get people back to work,” said Tanya Fir, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism.

“We expect businesses to follow these safety measures so that we can continue to reopen our economy while protecting the health and safety of all Albertans.”

The launch of alberta.ca/bizconnect is part of Alberta’s comprehensive response to COVID-19, which includes measures to enhance physical distancing, screening and testing. Financial supports are helping Alberta families and businesses.

  • The website includes guidance documents for sectors currently allowed to operate under public health orders:
    • Disability service providers
    • Farmers markets
    • Golf course operators
    • Health non-essential services
    • Health sector PPE guidelines
    • Homeless shelters
    • Industrial work camps
    • Private/municipal campgrounds
  • Planning documents to prepare businesses for stage one relaunch are posted for:
    • Day camps
    • Daycare and out-of-school care
    • Hair salons and barbershops
    • Museums and art galleries
    • Outdoor recreation
    • Places of worship
    • Restaurants
    • Retail

sarah.murphy@albertapressleader.ca

Sarah Murphy/Alberta Press

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