Updated September 2, 2020

The Old Strathcona Business Association’s Economic Recovery Task Force identified that many of our businesses were leading the charge on best practices for COVID-19 safety. We have created this COVID-19 Business Safety Guidelines kit to share and reference some tips to help our neighbours refine current business operations and build upon existing COVID-19 policies!

Please note that this list of resources is not exhaustive. We continue to monitor updates from Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton for all public safety information.

For additional support, Business Link has experts available to consult with by email, phone and live chat. Or, contact the City of Edmonton’s One-On-One Support Program for businesses.

Business Resources  

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Updated March 17, 2020

Update from the Old Strathcona Business Association

Now, more than ever, the health and wellbeing of our staff, business members, residents, and visitors of Old Strathcona is top of mind. We are working with city officials and stakeholders to address the challenges that face the local business community during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Old Strathcona Business Association will continue to be the voice of this community in those discussions.  

Considering the current situation, and following recommendations from the Government of Alberta, we have decided to close our office until further notice. Our team is fully integrated online, and will be working from home. We are available during regular office hours by phone and email. Any scheduled meetings will be taken via conference call to further reduce any risks associated with social interaction.  

If you have questions about a businesses’ operations, we suggest that you get in touch with that business directly, as each business is handling their operations differently, while doing their best to ensure the safety of their staff and patrons. We recognize that this situation is changing rapidly, and our businesses are doing their part to adapt. Some businesses have made changes to expand delivery and online shopping options. Please consider supporting our local business community by ordering take-out, getting delivery, buying a gift card, or if you are comfortable purchasing in person, to take the necessary precautions to do so. 

We are committed to supporting our community during this difficult time. Please ensure you are following the latest updates from the Government of Alberta, as they are the primary source of information on the COVID-19 health crisis. 

Thank you for your support and understanding. 

-The Old Strathcona Business Association