COVID-19 - Business Resources

Please be advised that as of March 27, 2020, the Province of Alberta has announced additional restrictions and guidelines with regards to non-essential businesses and rental properties. The restrictions include:

  • Closure of non-essential retail businesses. These businesses may choose to offer online shopping and curb-side pick-up.
  • All dine-in services in restaurants and cafes are closed. Take-out, delivery and drive-through services are still allowed. Restaurants in a food court may stay open for take-out only.
  • Closure of bars and nightclubs, where law prohibits minors.
  • Closure of all 'close contact' personal services.
  • Closure of non-emergency and non-critical health services provided by regulated health professionals or registered professionals. Please note: emergency and/or urgent care are still permitted.
  • Protections for residential tenants facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 as well as property owners.

For more information, the Province of Alberta has provided complete details on their provincial restrictions on mass gatherings and businesses, as well as a list of essential services and facilities.

If you are unsure whether your business qualifies as 'essential' or 'non-essential' according to the provincial government mandates, please email BizConnect@gov.ab.ca

Situational Information & Updates

Emergency Preparedness for Business

Financial Assistance for Businesses and for Your Employees

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.