Calgary Chamber- COVID-19 Guidelines

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.  



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. 



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. 



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).