Business Support During COVID-19
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To support St. Albert’s local business community the City has made the following resources available.
On January 14, 2021, the Provincial government announced an easing of restrictions for outdoor gatherings, personal services and funeral attendance to take effect January 18. All other existing public health measures will continue until further notice. For more details, visit the Government of Alberta’s Stronger Public Health Measures
NEW PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES
When new public health measures are implemented by the Government of Alberta, information will be provided on their website at COVID-19 info for Albertans. This page will list specific actions Albertans must take to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Click on the link that communicates the most current measures.
PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS
When new public health measures are announced by the Government of Alberta, they also release ministerial orders, orders in council and legislation that provide additional details on the measures. For active Public Health Orders, visit the Government of Alberta website at COVID-19 orders and legislation.
GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS FOR BUSINESSES
If your business requires additional clarity on provincial measures or you want to view sector specific guidance documents, visit the Government of Alberta’s Biz Connect website. This website provides workplace guidance supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 reopen and resume operations safely. Information includes: Workplace Rules, Financial Supports, Additional Information and Resources, Relaunch Funding and Restricted Businesses and Services.
- Have a question that is not addressed? Contact the Biz Connect Team.
INFORMATION TOOLKIT FOR BUSINESSES
The City has developed a toolkit for businesses regarding the Face Coverings Bylaw. Read More ›
SUPPORTS FOR BUSINESSES
The Province of Alberta's Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 30% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Eligibility change for New Businesses - New Businesses that began operations between March 1 and October 31, 2020 and meet the updated 30% threshold can apply for the grant starting February 4, 2021. Details available at Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant.
The Government of Canada has introduced several programs to support businesses and industry sectors such as Agriculture, Culture, heritage and sport, Tourism, Energy and including the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) , the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) and the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) interest-free loans and Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) program.
For more information visit the Government of Canada supports for businesses website.
Updated: January 15, 2021, at 11:00 am
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Last edited: January 15, 2021