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February 5, 2021
The Alberta Government has announced the "Path Forward"-- a gradual easing of province-wide COVID-19 health measures, occurring in steps based on hospitalization benchmarks. Changes to restrictions will be considered once a benchmark is reached.
Step 1 changes come into effect on February 8. All other restrictions remain in effect.
Please see below, and visit alberta.ca/pathforward for more information.
The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant program has been revised to include unregistered sole proprietors and new businesses that opened between March 1 – October 31, 2020.
The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta organizations (businesses, cooperatives, and non-profits) that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 30%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program offers the following:
Businesses, cooperatives, and non-profits can use these funds as they see fit to help offset a portion of the impact of new public health measures or their relaunch costs, such as implementing measures to minimize the risk of virus transmission, which could include:
Learn More: https://www.alberta.ca/sme-relaunch-grant.aspx
Stronger measures are now in effect to reduce case numbers. Changes include some business closures, in-person service restrictions and capacity limits. Masks are now mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
Alberta Biz Connect offers workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.