Calgary Chamber- COVID-19 Guidelines
created: Mar 27, 2020
March 19, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
Stay up to date on the rapidly evolving situation, and on the nature of the virus itself, by frequently checking provincial, national and international websites.
- Website: Government of Alberta: COVID-19 information for Albertans
- Website: Government of Canada: COVID-19 Outbreak update
- Website: Centre for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Resources
- Website: World Health Organization: COVID-19 Updates
Use best practices to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, at home and at work.
- Actively encourage anyone who is feeling ill to stay home and away from others.
- Use and encourage good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing and avoiding touch.
- Consider additional social distancing measures, such as working remotely.
- Posters: Handwashing, Work Station Cleaning, Vehicle Cleaning
- Guidelines: CDC: Keeping your workplace, school, and home safe
- Guidelines: Health Canada decision-making guidelines for mass gatherings during COVID-19
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.
- Review or create a Business Continuity Plan for your organization, ensuring it contains:
- Process to follow if an employee becomes ill;
- Policies around travel;
- Policies around sick leave;
- How to mitigate risk so essential business functions can continue; and
- Internal and external communications plans.
- Checklist: Maintaining business during an infectious disease outbreak
- Planning Tools: Business Continuity Handbook, Template, and Reference Guide
- Guidelines: Government of Canada: COVID-19 Travel Advice
- News Release: Government of Canada $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund
- Website: Canadian Chamber of Commerce Pandemic Preparedness for Business
- Website: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employees
- Guide: How COVID-19 delays could affect your supply chain from contracts to insurance and custom clearance
- Trade Commissioner Service: Key considerations for Canadian businesses
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.
Consider how you can support your immediate community through the outbreak
- Offer and provide support to employees and coworkers who are at home.
- Consider whether your organization can provide goods or services to assist those in self-isolation (ie: grocery delivery, online or telephone counselling, internet services).
- Guidelines: Self-Isolation Information Sheet