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Calgary Chamber- COVID-19 Guidelines

Mar 27, 2020

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources 

MONITOR 

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.  

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PREVENT

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. 

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PREPARE

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. 

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RESPOND 

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.

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ASSIST 

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).

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