Central Alberta

Workplace guidance for businesses

Key information and tools to help you and your business manage through Alberta’s relaunch strategy

On April 30, Premier Kenney shared Alberta’s relaunch strategy, a phased approach that outlines the steps the province will take as we work together to recover economically, socially, and medically from the COVID-19 situation. The plan has three stages. Each stage will be triggered by specific health indicators and monitored closely throughout Stage 1 is set to begin as early as May 14.

Some businesses will be allowed to reopen and resume operations with two-metre physical distancing requirements in place. In addition to personal care, education and medical facilities, these include:

Stage 1 includes additional businesses and facilities, in areas outside of the cities of Calgary and Brooks, that may begin resuming operations.  In Calgary and Brooks the relaunch will be gradual over 18 days between May 14 and June 1 due to higher COVID-19 numbers.

In Stage 1, non-essential travel is not recommended, self-isolation protocols still apply, and remote working is advised where possible.

Guidance for Business Owners

To support businesses reopening during Stage 1 of Alberta’s phased relaunch, the Government of Alberta has introduced Alberta Biz Connect.

This online resource connects business owners with information on health and safety guidelines for general workplaces and guidance for sectors currently allowed to operate under public health orders, including:

The webpage also includes guidelines to prepare other sectors for Stage 1 relaunch when public health orders will be amended to allow operations to resume, including:

If you have questions about the relaunch that aren’t addressed, email the Biz Connect team.

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