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COVID-19 Information and Resources

 

Dear Chamber Members & Businesses,

These are challenging times for Canadians and residents of countries around the world. The Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments have taken broad sweeping measures to protect Canadians from the COVID-19 virus.

The Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce will take all necessary steps to protect and assist our business community. This includes protecting our membership, Board of Directors and staff will policies and procedures to mitigate health and financial issues to the best of our abilities.

COVID-19 has wide-sweeping effects on our business community and every day we see new policy and procedural changes as this unprecedented pandemic affects company operations.

 

Status of Local Businesses list available here. If you have not yet spoken with us about your status or need to change your status please contact the Chamber.

 *We are sending out a weekly COVID-19 Business Resources Update email- if you are not currently on our email list you are welcome to sign up here.

 

News Updates (last update April 1, 2:34 pm)

 *Small Businesses that are concerned about their financial situation are encouraged to reach out to their bank to discuss options. 

 

Current Status (tip: bookmark these pages to check daily)

Town of Drumheller COVID-19 Page
Government of Alberta COVID-19 Information
Government of Canada COVID-19 Information
World Health Organization COVID-19 Information
Tracking the Coronavirus (Interactive Map)

 

Provincial Assistance & Resources

Emergency Financial Assistance (check eligibility before applying)
GOA Employment Standard Rules
OHS: Respiratory viruses and the workplace
WCB: COVID-19 employer fact sheet
WCB COVID-19 worker fact sheet

 

Federal Assistance

Info on The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
Federal Support for Self Employed Canadians
Federal Supports for Businesses- Full List
Employment Insurance Benefits & Leave
Obtain Your Electronic Record of Employment (ROE)
Work Sharing Program (an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity)
Support from the Business Development Bank of Canada

 

Prevention Posters and Videos

Help Prevent the Spread Video
Alberta Health Services COVID-19 Online Screening
Help Prevent the Spread Poster (Purple)
COVID-19: STOP-Alberta Health Services Poster
Stay home if sick poster
Handwash poster
CBC-COVID-19 Cleaning Products List

 

Business Preparedness

How to Better Secure Your Business During COVID-19
Protect Yourself- Be Aware of COVID-19 Scams
Canadian Chamber of Commerce- Pandemic Preparedness for Businesses
Calgary Chamber of Commerce Emergency Preparedness Kit
Alberta Prepares Pandemic Business Checklist
Roger Brooks Presentation: Dealing With the Coronavirus: What to do immediately to help save your tourism industry, and downtown businesses

 

As we continue to closely monitor the evolving situation, we want to understand how your business is being impacted. Please reach out to us via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone (403-823-8100) to share with us how your business is being impacted and what support your require going forward. This information will help us advocate and communicate on behalf of the business community. We will use your feedback as we work with our municipal, provincial and federal governments, as well as other partners and stakeholders.

The Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce understands that COVID-19 is going to impact our local business community and beyond. We want to ensure that you have information available to you and to ensure that we all are doing our part to help minimize the impact this pandemic has locally on our community.

Your Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce Team