Dear Business Owners:

 

As we prepare for the COVID 19 pandemic we want to ensure all businesses are supported through this. We will be updating our local business community and sharing resources more often. We expect to send an email every two days and will be consistently updating our social media as information for businesses arise. Let us know how we can best support you as we know this will add stress on already challenging times effecting all Stettler businesses. We expect to see impacts to labour, trading and local shopping. At this time we plan to promote alternative methods of supporting local. Please let us know of any businesses who will be offering delivery or online shopping. We would appreciate if you could stay in touch with us if you plan to make any changes to your business re: layoffs, closures, etc. as we monitor our community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

As business owners, here are some tips to prepare your business:

  1. Discuss potential protocols and policies to mitigate the impact and spread of COVID19 in the workplace.
  2. Assess what essential services must be delivered and strategies for how services will be maintained with a reduced workforce.
    1. Understand the risk
    2. Determine Recovery Time Objective
    3. Determine business functions that will be affected
    4. Determine Action
    5. Resources needed
  3. Determine what personal protective equipment is required for employees and options for procurement.
    1. Follow recommendations from Alberta Health Services
    2. Identify financial implications of, and processes for, emergency needs.
  4. Employee processes for monitoring and reporting of employee illness and travel.
  5. Identify employee social distancing options, including teleworking, teleconferencing, staggered work shifts, and cancellation of group events.
    1. Assess information technology requirements to support telework and other remote meeting/ working solutions.
  6. Implement facility controls.
    1. Determine need and ability for personnel control in buildings
    2. Increase sanitation and cleaning of work spaces.
  7. Develop messaging for employees regarding:
    1. Your organization’s preparedness
    2. Employee protection protocols and practices.

 

(City of Calgary, Maintaining business during an infection disease outbreak)

 

The Stettler Regional Board of Trade & Community Development will remain open regular hours (8:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm) Monday to Friday. We do ask that if you’ve been around an infected area or have travelled in the last 2 weeks to please call or email us rather than stopping by. Please email info@stettlerboardoftrade.com with questions or concerns as this email is monitored consistently.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Stacey Benjamin

Executive Director

Copyright © 2020 Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development

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