COVID-19 Update and Resources

As we all continue to deal with the urgent impacts of COVID-19 and the potential health risks for your customers and staff, we wanted to be sure we could help keep you up to date...

Links to official information


Restrictions Exemption Program - September 2021

Please note: Starting September 20, in-scope businesses, entities and events must follow one of these 2 options:

  1. Implement the Restrictions Exemption Program requiring proof of vaccination or negative test result, plus mandatory masking, to continue operating as usual, or

  2. Comply with all public health restrictions as outlined in Order 44-2021

Mandatory restriction - Effective Sept. 20

Retail and shopping malls are not eligible for the Restrictions Exemption Program as public access is necessary for daily living. Therefore these restrictions apply:

  • Capacity restricted to 1/3 fire code occupancy.

  • Attendees must be with household members only, or 2 close contacts if they live alone.

  1. For details please visit

Government of Alberta's COVID-19 Informational Website:

The government of Alberta is posting all their COVID-19 related news and resources here. Please bookmark to view the latest announcements, as updates and changes can occur very fast:

Government of Canada's COVID-19 Informational Website

The government of Canada is posting all their COVID-19 information and resources here.

Government of Canada's COVID-19 Webpage for Businesses & Employees

Information specifically targeted for business and employees can be found on this subpage:

Information relevant for ALSA members


Rent Relief for Alberta's Small Businesses

Summer Festivals and Events Cancelled

Pandemic Supports Available for Small Businesses -

City of Edmonton and Calgary Economic Development Business Support Resources