COVID-19 Support Information

We have compiled some support information for business and the community. There are many resources emerging and we will try to link them. We will also be developing some programming, so follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and here on the WC and Wheatland County websites.

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Effective April 20, 2020 until October 20, 2020, Wheatland County is offering applicants an option for deferral of payment for Development Permit fees for business-related Development Permit applications. 
 

Under the new initiative, payment may be deferred for up to 6 months from the date of the submission of the Development Permit application.  After six months, a formal follow-up reminder letter will be sent to the applicant to submit the payment or to arrange a mutually agreed upon payment plan.

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Phased relaunch strategy released: Alberta

A phased relaunch strategy puts health first, as government prepares to gradually reopen the province to get people back to work. The plan to move forward requires careful and ongoing monitoring and respects guidelines outlined by the chief medical officer of health. Read the news release. April 30, 2020

Opening soon - Alberta's relaunch strategy - PDF

COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Environmental Cleaning of Public Facilities - PDF

Businesses looking to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

For PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) requirements, employers can access the following website to order PPE through the POC (Provincial Operation Centre): 

www.xnet.gov.ab.ca/ppe 

 

If the PPE is not received in a timely manner, employers can follow up with an email to: ma.ppesupport@gov.ab.ca

 

To connect with POC:  1 866 618 2362

What type of businesses can access the PPE available on the website (in the drop down menu on the website businesses are listed but some are not – want to make sure that those businesses that require PPE are not missed)? 

  • There are a number of business types identified in the drop down menu – I would recommend that if businesses do not see their type listed, choose “Other” and then in the box below, identify what type of business they are operating.

  •  The businesses that are currently identified on the list are the ones that are able to operate in Alberta at this time.  As more businesses are allowed to open, my contact indicated that more business types will be added. 

  • PPE requests should be coming in from businesses that are currently allowed to operate or will be allowed to operate in the next phase, beginning May 14.  Businesses not yet allowed to open should wait to order PPE.

  • Businesses should source locally, where possible. 

 

What costs are associated?

  • Costs are not identified on this website.  Businesses should fill out the form, identifying what they require and then the list with costs will be sent to them in an email.

  • PPE is available on a cost recovery basis, POC is not looking to profit on these products.

 

Timelines?

  • For businesses that are re-opening on May 14, they should be looking at placing an order today. (May 8)

Additional Resources for PPE (from Alberta Biz Connects website)

COVID-19 Workplace guidance for business owners (PDF)

OHS ES eNews Final - ​May 8, 2020 (PDF)

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - for Retail (PDF)

https://amta.ca/news-events/covid-19-resources/ppe-procurement-options/#1586210596403-e4392b90-f74c

School relaunch Scenario 1 for Fall 2020 for K-12 (announced July 21, 2020)

https://open.alberta.ca/publications/covid-19-information-guidance-school-re-entry-scenario-1

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page6422.aspx

https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-for-workplaces.aspx

https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-relaunch-strategy.aspx

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-workplace-guidance-for-business-owners.pdf

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/c35f3271-aacf-4d49-b97d-41f7b44e48b7/resource/12cbf1b9-8c79-46e6-b283-13d601a0980b/download/lbr-respiratory-viruses-and-the-workplace-bh022-2019-03.pdf

https://www.google.com/ (search)

Relaunch initiatives

 

Stingray Radio Launches the Stingray Stimulus Plan, a $15 Million Radio Economic Recovery Program for Local Business... more

Alberta - Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant ... more

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund http://wildrose.albertacf.com/rrrf-wild-rose

  • Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Community Grant Program

    • info session scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    • Register - here

    • Time: 10 to 10:45 am 

 

 

  • Government is funding Emissions Reduction Alberta’s Food, Farming, and Forestry Challenge through the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) Fund - Food, Farming, and Forestry Challenge.

 

  • Apply now to the Travel Alberta cooperative investment program to RESTART consumer marketing activities and aid in the development of traveler products, experiences, and packaging in a COVID-19 travel environment. 

    • Summer application intake dates are June 1-30, 2020

  • Launching June 3-4, 2020 Alberta Innovates is launching Inventures Unbound to stay connected until Inventures 2021. Access live-stream experiences, expert content, pitch events, and engage in a vital, growing community of innovators, investors, and service providers.

 

  • Destination Canada - Past Tourism webinars can be found here.

 

 

  • Economic Developers Association of Alberta (EDA) COVID-19 Webinar Series

    • Date: Held weekly on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

    • checkout EDA’s Toolkit for Economic Resilience and Recovery

 

  • EDAC 2020 Conference is going virtual

October 5-7, 2020. Registration will be opening soon

Rebound, Rebuild, Recover - Economic Development: Doing Business Post-pandemic.

 

Follow this page for updates on business connectivity initiatives during this pandemic phase for our region. If you have additional support links please forward them to us.

We will be hosting webinars/conference calls, posting new support information as it develops and with our WC brand, we want to hear your stories and ideas to share with others to get through this time.

 

Contact anytime by emailing the WC at wc@wheatlandcounty.ca or calling our team through the Wheatland County office during regular hours. 

Information & Updates

Webinars

Emergency Preparedness for Business

Google

(Grow with Google and other marketing/training programs and information)

Social Media for Business

Regional Support Organizations

Financial Assistance for Businesses and for Your Employees

Destination Canada

Travel Alberta Industry Partner Toolkit

Other Government Information

Mental Health and Personal Wellbeing for Business Owners and their Employees

The Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642 | available 24/7 to provide advice and referrals to community supports near you.

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