Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council: Information and Tips on COVID-19
Keeping up to date with COVID-19 details and recommended protocols is challenging for everyone at this time. CAHRC is here to help. We have created a dedicated webpage with the latest information, recommendations, employee management tips, tools (posters, policies) and links to authorities. We will also continue to share relevant news articles through our Newsfeed. These details will help you respond to the pandemic and limit the impact and spread of COVID-19 within your business.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Information for industry from the Government of Alberta
The agriculture and agri-food sector plays a critical role in distributing safe, high-quality food to Canadians. Maintaining the integrity of the agri-food supply chain during an emergency is essential for all Canadians.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and its impacts on the Canadian agricultural industry. The Government of Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure that producers and processors can continue to operate effectively and keep supply lines open, while informing industry of the latest developments
Prime Minister announces support for farmers and agri-food businesses under Canada’s response to COVID-19
Canadian farmers and food businesses work hard so Canadians have quality food on their grocery store shelves and kitchen tables. In these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make sure that they are supported so they can continue providing the good, healthy food that nourishes our families. READ MORE...
AFSC's Response to COVID-19
At AFSC, amidst the challenge of COVID-19, we remain focused on building a strong, growing, diversified agriculture and agri-food sector in Alberta—where agriculture is not only a key industry—it is a way of life. For over 80 years, it has been our role to help Alberta farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses achieve success, especially during difficult times.
At this time, the health of our clients and colleagues remains a top priority. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep communities across Alberta safe and healthy, we are instituting controlled access at all of our branches, effective immediately.
Our strong preference is for our valued clients to access one of our other delivery channels (see below) until this pandemic is under control and our world returns to normal:
- Branch employees and relationship managers will take calls directly from clients - Our Client Service Centre will also take calls directly from clients at 1.877.899.2372 - E-mail service is available to ask questions or discuss options - Online service through AFSC Connect is available 24/7 for products supported in the system; while logged into AFSC
Connect during business hours online chat is available
Should you believe it is necessary to present at a branch, you will be asked to answer the following questions as per AHS protocol:
- Do you have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, or shortness of breath? - Have you travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days? - Have you been exposed to someone who is, or may be, infected with the COVID-19 virus?
If you answer yes to any one of these questions, we will kindly ask that we deliver our excellent client service to you via one of our above mentioned delivery channels.
Handwashing/sanitizing and social distancing protocols will apply if visitation proceeds.
This past year has been a challenging one and we want you to know we are here to support you.
Given the impact of COVID-19, we recognize the potential financial strain this may cause you. We encourage our clients to contact their Relationship Manager to discuss a personalized solution, including things such as loan payment relief through interest-only payments, payment re-amortization or payment deferral options.
AFSC is committed to working with you today, tomorrow and into the future.
Please continue to watch our website (afsc.ca/covid-19) and follow our social media channels for updates on our continued response to COVID-19.