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Operating with COVID-19

We are #Here4YYC and have compiled a toolkit to help your business operate safely with COVID-19

Operating safely with COVID-19

Since the beginning of COVID-19, The Chamber has been #Here4YYC, supporting your business when you need it most. We continue to have your back and will support you in running your business safely with COVID-19.

We have compiled the below resources to support your business operate safely through COVID-19. As the situation with COVID is constantly changing, we encourage all business owners to stay up to date on the latest regulations. You can get an update on what the provincial government is doing here.



COVID-19 is changing the way businesses operate. The key to operating safely is keeping employees and customers safe while enhancing the customer experience.

Step one

Create a COVID-19 Task Force

Develop a Task Force (similar to a safety or fire task force) of cross-functional stakeholders in the organization.

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Step two

Prepare your workspace

Ensure the safety of employees and customers in your workspace.

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Step three

Prepare your employees

Educate your employees on best practices to reduce the spread and prevent COVID-19.

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Step four

Prepare your customers

Leverage signage and spatial awareness to ensure safety for customers.

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Step five

Prepare for transactions

Set up your business to safely accept money and exchange goods.

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Conflict resolution during COVID-19: best practices for frontline workers

Reminding each other to follow public health orders can be awkward, stressful or escalate to being dangerous. We've partnered with the City of Calgary to put together a few ways to frame those conversations in positive ways, and when to call for help.

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Government of Alberta

Biz Connect

Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 reopen and resume operations safely.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Reopening Canada’s Economy: A National Guide for Business

This toolkit provides guidance, for business owners and senior managers responsible for re-establishing their operations while ensuring the health and safety of staff, customers, and the general public.

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Government of Alberta

Minimizing risk in the workplace

The Government of Alberta lays out resources on minimizing risk from respiratory viruses in the workplace.

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Government of Canada

Pandemic (COVID-19) Tip Sheets

Pandemic guidance for higher-risk and essential occupations and industries.

Tip sheets

Navigating What’s Next

The Post-COVID Workplace

Returning to the workplace will be like reopening the economy. It will happen in waves and it will be stressful for both organizations and workers. It’s impossible to predict what may happen next. But we still need to prepare. - Steelcase

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Calgary Chamber

Cleaning services and PPE manufacturing

These businesses and organizations are answering the call to ensure clean and safe workplaces as well as access to important personal protective equipment products for the community.

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We have the resources to support your business through COVID-19