Skip to content

COVID-19 Information

Mask Bylaw FAQs (1)-page-001

Heat Map on Cases in Canada

Monitor the Situation and Stay up to Date

Local Resources for Business

Provincial

Federal

International

Latest Information:

Alberta Biz Connect - Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.

Submit a Complaint

If you see facilities that are not following the limitations and restrictions of the province, please notify public health inspectors through the online complaint form.

If you experience an unfair business or tenancy transaction, you can find more information and file a complaint here.

Is red tape affecting your ability to reopen your business? Fill out the Government of Alberta form to tell the government how it can better support your business through the relaunch transition.

The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada has recommended that Canadians should avoid and cancel non-essential travel outside the country with enhanced screening measures at airports to be announced. The federal budget has been postponed and will not be delivered on March 30. Parliament and the Senate stands adjourned until April 20.

What you need to know:

We encourage everyone to heed the advice of medical professionals and take these precautionary steps.

  • Effective March 12, all Albertans currently outside Canada should self-isolate for 14 days when they return.
  • If employees have visited a Italy, Iran or China’s Hubei province in the last 14 days, it is recommended they isolate themselves until two weeks have passed since that visit. This is recommended even if they are feeling well.
  • Employees should self-isolate and call Health Link 811 for additional precautions and follow-up testing if they have travelled to anywhere outside of Canada and experienced any of the following:
      • contact with someone who was suspected or confirmed to have the novel coronavirus
      • were in a health-care facility
      • have symptoms, such as cough or fever

If an employee does not meet the exposure criteria above, they do not need to stay away from work, and do not need any testing or a physician’s note to attend work.

Find the latest information from the Government of Alberta

 

If an employee has to self-isolate

  • Employees and employers should work together to explore alternate working arrangements:
    • Working from home or remotely
    • Doing work that does not require the employee to contact other people in the community or at work
  • If an alternate working arrangement is not possible, employees can use paid sick time if their employer offers this.
  • Changes to the Employment Standards Code will allow employees who are required to self-isolate or are caring for a loved one with COVID-19 to take 14 days of paid job protected leave to cover the self isolation period being recommended by Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • There will be no requirement to have a medical note for such leave or to have worked for an employer for 90 days to qualify for such leave.

Business continuity plans

Ensure your business is prepared to handle a potential case of business disruption, including accessing available government resources to mitigate potential financial impacts to your employees and your business.

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Preventative Measures for Business

While it is important to be cautious and heed all medical advice from Chief Medical Officers and government it is also important to be measured in our response to this situation.

Restricted and Non Restricted Services

Alberta has implemented public health orders restricting mass gatherings to protect Albertans’ health and limit the spread of COVID-19.

 

Restricted and Non Restricted Services

Alberta has implemented public health orders restricting mass gatherings to protect Albertans’ health and limit the spread of COVID-19.

 

Prevent the Spread

All Albertans are encouraged to take personal steps to help prevent the spread.

To protect yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Remember to cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and then throw away the tissue and wash your hands or use a sanitizer.
  • Regularly disinfect your hands, surfaces and objects, such as desks and shared areas.

If you have symptoms, like a dry cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing:

View additional information on Symptoms and treatment and testing in Alberta.

View the hand sanitizer recall notice for certain hand sanitizers.