Pandemic Preparedness Guide
To help businesses prepare for and manage through a potential COVID-19 escalation in Canada, the Canadian Construction Association is referring members to a guide developed by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to assist in business planning and continuity efforts. This tool includes links to some of the most relevant and credible information, best practice tools and resources. We will continue to update this information on our website www.cca-acc.com and we encourage you to also visit www.chamber.ca for additional resources.
Businesses play a critical role in protecting the health and safety of employees and limiting the negative impact on the economy and communities. Preparedness, not panic, is the best way to mitigate the risks posed by a COVID-19 pandemic to the Canadian economy and our citizens. A business continuity plan will minimize the impact on business and facilitate a speedy resumption of activities if the business has been forced to scale back or close during the pandemic.
Should COVID-19 escalate in Canada, some of the things businesses need to plan for include:
Current COVID updates:
For employers: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx
Information for employers and employees:
Daily updates can be found here: https://ohs-pubstore.labour.alberta.ca/covid-19
Income Support Program: Income Support can help you and your family with basic living costs and other necessities. Depending on your needs and situation you may be eligible to receive assistance through Alberta’s Income Support program. It is income/asset tested for your entire household and “ongoing” and/or “emergency benefit” streams.
Income support policy and contact info: https://www.alberta.ca/income-support.aspxNote: your local office may be assessing via telephone, not in person at this time.
Tips on business preparedness
Use credible and reliable sources of information to monitor and assess the situation and refine your plans accordingly.
Government of Canada resources
Other helpful links