Business Re-Opening Guidance

The Province of Alberta will be in Phase 2 of the re-launch on Friday June 12th. To see a full list of industries, activities and restrictions in each of the phases, visit the Alberta Relaunch Strategy page.

Businesses that are re-opening must develop and complete a mitigation plan to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. The completed template may be posted and shared with customers if the business owner so chooses. Download the Mitigation Plan Template (DOCX) from the Alberta website.

The Government of Alberta has developed general guidelines and expectations for minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission in all workplaces, along with specific guidelines for those sectors and activities that have been permitted to open.

For more information, view the Industry Specific Guidelines.

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Please note that these recommendations may change as the Government of Alberta observes the relaunch strategy and its success. As a business, if you have any general questions feel free to send BizConnect an email. Note that their message volume is quite high and a response may take several days.

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Businesses should implement daily screening of staff and patrons for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who is sick with symptoms must not be in the workplace and must be in mandatory isolation. Access a Screening Questionnaire (PDF) you can use with staff and customers.

If you screen a customer and find that they have tested positive for COVID-19 and are not obeying isolation orders, please gather their name and contact information, where possible, so Public Health can follow up with them.

If you have an employee that tests positive for COVID-19, they must isolate for at least 10 days, or until symptoms are gone, whichever is longer. If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, Alberta Health Services may be in contact with the business to provide necessary public health guidance, and records may be sought for up to two weeks prior to the employee becoming ill.

Alberta Health Services has produced an enhanced cleaning guide, which can direct you on proper enhanced cleaning techniques should an employee test positive for COVID-19, and it can be found in the COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Environmental Cleaning of Public Facilities (PDF) document.