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Critical information for businesses planning Stage One openings


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From the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance and Resources

As of today, most of Alberta has moved into stage one of Alberta’s relaunch plan. Below we have outlined some guidance and resources so businesses can reopen confidently while protecting Albertans.
Prior to reopening:
  • Ensure your business is allowed to resume operations in the staged relaunch plan.
  • All workplaces are expected to develop and implement policies and procedures around COVID-19.
  • A completed relaunch considerations template must be completed and posted in your workplace within seven days of reopening to the public. We recommend using the workplace guidance for business owners document and the sector-specific guidance to complete the template.
  • Hold a reopening training session for staff that includes new guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure you have an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Print and display help prevent the spread posters to create awareness.
  • Announce your reopening via your social channels and an email blast. Include your hours and any changes to operations. Tag the Chamber in your social post and we will gladly share the good news!
For comprehensive guidance please visit Alberta Biz Connect.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is hosting two virtual community conversations to provide the business community with updated information regarding the pandemic and relaunch:
Today: 11:00am – Noon
Friday: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Register online here.
For up-to-date information please refer to our COVID-19 resource page and ourFacebook page.Import

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Southside Dodge donates new van to Ronald McDonald House

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Matt Swainson (Vice President & General Manager, Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram) -left , Lori Rechlo (General Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta – Red Deer House) – right

Submitted by Sarah Heibein, Stakeholder Relations Manager, Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House

We’ve received a donation of use of a Dodge Caravan from Southside Dodge- they’ve been an incredible support of us over the years.  Attached is the photo we took at the dealership when we picked up the keys on Friday.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta, Red Deer House is truly grateful to Matt Swainson and his entire team at Southside Dodge for their steadfast support of our work to keep families together during the unimaginable hardship of the need to travel for medical treatment for their sick or injured child. Our House is not a nice to have, but a need to have, and we are honoured to work with such an amazing community partner in Southside. The use of the 2021 Dodge Caravan will help us to keep our operating costs down so that we can focus on our work to keep families close.

We have operated in the city for over 8 years, ensuring there is a safe and comfortable place for families to rest while they focus on the recovery of their child(ren).

We are grateful to everyone in Red Deer who supports us!  😊

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Smiles Thru Lindsey reaching out with a new video message and urging Albertans to look out for each other at this challenging time

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The holiday season is well behind us, we’re heading into the coldest part of the winter, and although the days are starting to grow longer there’s still a definite lack of daylight in our lives.  The winter blues are a real thing and this year we have COVID, a whole new serious problem to add to our mental health issues.

COVID is also the reason the Smiles Thru Lindsey team has not been able do public events for many months.  Unable to reach out physically through school visits and fund raisers, Smiles Thru Lindsey is reminding Central Albertans to check in on each other.  Also, please follow the Smiles Thru Lindsey Facebook page .  They’ll lead you to the resources you or your loved ones need right away.

Meet Lindsey and the Smiles Thru Lindsey team in this powerful video.  …And remember to check in on the people in your life.

If you’d like to help Smiles Thru Lindsey with a donation please click here.

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