In light of the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, EDL along with community partners has developed this page as a retainer for information and resources during a time of uncertainty within the local and regional business community.
Through partnership we will offer the most up to date information so you can stay informed on local, provincial and national government decisions and other key information that will help you mitigate world circumstances in an attempt to help you make decisions regarding your business.
We will publish Economic Recovery Tools and systems from organizations within the community to help you navigate delicate situations with employees, vendors, partners and investors to keep them informed of the best decisions for themselves, their families and their own business health.
This pandemic will pass, and this resource will help provide you information and tools for when that day comes. As an organization and with our partners we are here to help you through these uncertain times. Today, and for the forseable future we'll get past this Brighter Together.
The Barriers to Business working group of the Lethbridge Region Economic Recovery Task Force is encouraging local businesses to make the POST (People Outside Safely Together) Promise. This initiative is national in scope and was initiated to help merchants reopen safely while building consumer and employee confidence. By making this simple commitment, participants agree to abide by the following public health recommendations:
- Maintaining the recommended physical distance
- Washing and sanitizing hands
- Cleaning and disinfecting regularly
- Staying home if unwell and self-monitoring for symptoms
- Practicing respiratory etiquette (including wearing a mask when physical distancing is difficult)
Actively committing to these best-practices can help foster a safe environment while continuing to build consumer confidence in our community. Those who make the POST Promise are eligible to download a PDF that can be displayed in their store front; stickers, posters and tent-cards can also be purchased through the POST promise organization for a nominal fee.
Additional information about the program can be found at https://postpromise.com/
Did You Know?
The Southern Alberta agricultural region has an annual production capacity of over 860,000 acres in canola crops - 21% of the Alberta total canola crops are grown here.