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COVID OPEN SIGN

 

 

 Click here for Village of Linden COVID-19 Updates

 

 

We are changing the way you view our Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes!

Click here to view Agendas & Minutes 

 

 ATTENTION RESIDENTS:

Annual asphalt & sidewalk repairs are under way, as weather permits. Please obey all traffic signs while work is being completed. 

 

 Village News & Upcoming Events 

  • July 31 - Property Taxes Due
  • August 3 - Heritage Day -Office Closed
  • August 10 - Regular Council Meeting via Zoom @ 7:00pm (details below)
  • August 22 - 8th Annual Fishing Derby @ Linden Coulee Campground 

 

 

Regular Council Meeting will be held via Zoom during COVID-19 restrictions.

May 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm         Join Zoom Meeting Here

Meeting ID: 813 8550 0171          Password: 464044

Dial in for Canada:       1 778 907 2071

 1 438 809 7799        1 587 328 1099

1 647 374 4685        1 647 558 0588

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 Due to COVID-19, 90% of Canadians say they see small businesses in their community suffering, and nearly half know a business that has permanently closed. You might know one yourself.

During these difficult times, business owners are worried customers won’t come back. You don’t need to spend a ton of money. There are a lot of ways you can support local businesses, like recommending a local favourite, choosing to shop local first and sharing our challenge with your family and friends to support #SmallBusinessEveryDay.

Lets help our small business survive and showcase the amazing products and services that our region has to offer.  Join the #SmallBusinessEveryDay challenge and show your love for your favourite local business by completing the fun and simple tasks such as:

  • “Pick up a treat from your local café, bakery or restaurant and gift it to a neighbour”
  • “Write and online review”
  • “Tell a local busines they matter to you and encourage them to keep doing what they do”

Find the Small Business Every Day Challenge link here: https://www.smallbusinesseveryday.ca/

Posters for your business:

“We’re Open; We Survive with Your Support” https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dY7k4UNm8SUQmBjZ9TNoEMWUxzjD-yvN/view

“Thank You; We Survive with Your Support” https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jPcFTIB7YeCPMXywmMunWHwvXkAz1DKb/view

Please also note the COVID stats here:

CFIB Recovery Dashboard https://www.smallbusinesseveryday.ca/dashboard/

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  • Stage 1 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy will begin on May 14, with a regional approach. With increased infection prevention and control measures to minimize the risk of increased transmission of infections, some businesses and facilities can start to resume operations. Examples of some eligible businesses include:
    • Retail businesses, such as clothing, furniture and bookstores. All vendors at farmers markets will also be able to operate.
    • Museums and art galleries
    • Daycares and out-of-school care with limits on occupancy
    • Hairstyling and barbershops
    • Cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars will be permitted to reopen for table service only at 50 per cent capacity
    • For a full list, refer to the Alberta.ca website (link is below)
  • The cities of Calgary and Brooks will reopen more gradually than the rest of the province, with only certain businesses opening on May 14, with others scheduled to open May 25 and June 1
    • This relates to the higher number of cases with roughly 75% of confirmed cases in Calgary and Brooks
  • A new guide provides building operators and managers information and instruction on how to flush stagnant water out of pipes and water systems in buildings that have sat vacant or underutilized during the COVID-19 pandemic 
    • Building operators should do this work while they continue to be partially closed and as they prepare to re-open their doors to employees, businesses and the public
  • The new web page provides business owners with information on health and safety guidelines for general workplaces, as well as sector-specific guidelines for those able to open in stage one
  • More information on Stage 1 can be found on the relaunch strategy website
  • The new alberta.ca/bizconnect web page provides business owners with information on health and safety guidelines for general workplaces, as well as sector-specific guidelines for those able to open in stage one

 

 

 

Updates Current up to 29March2020:

  • New restrictions for mass gatherings are reduced from 50 to no more than 15 people
  • Restrictions remain in place for close-contact businesses, dine-in restaurants and non-essential retail services.  A full list of restrictions is available online at www.alberta.ca/essential-services.aspx
  • Albertans are prohibited from attending gatherings of more than 15 people, and they must continue to observe two metres of social distancing.  This includes events both indoors and outdoors, such as family gatherings, weddings and funerals.  Further details are available at www.alberta.ca/restrictions-on-gatherings-and-businesses.aspx
  • Emergency financial assistances details can be found at www.alberta.ca/emergency-financial-assistance.aspx
  • Events are changing rapidly and Albertans are encouraged to go to www.alberta.ca/covid-19 for the latest information on COVID-19 in Alberta

 

 

COVID-19 – The Village of Linden has taken steps to prepare and try to prevent a local COVID-19 situation in our community, as well as protect the health of staff, residents and visitors. 

The Village of Linden is constantly monitoring the situation and is working within the processes of emergency management planning and business continuity for pandemic planning.  As the Global Pandemic evolves, we will continue to follow the reports from Alberta Heath Services, our Provincial Authority, and the Province’s Emergency Management Agency  We will update the staff and the public regularly.

To protect yourself and others:

  • Use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing;
  • Cover coughs and sneezes;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill;
  • If you have symptoms, stay home and call Health Link 811 for instructions.

If you have symptoms and recently travelled outside Canada or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19, self-isolate - stay home and call Health Link 811 for instructions. Do not go to the ER.

If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and inform them that you may have COVID-19.

Those interested in learning more about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are encouraged to visit www.alberta.ca/covid19

Additional COVID-19 resources

Learn more about tips to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, and prepare your household in case you need to self-isolate at home. These sites also have access to mental health and coping resources, and tips on how to prepare and even how to talk to youth about the COVID-19 situation.

The Government of Alberta COVID-19 website

The Government of Canada's COVID-19 website

The World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 website

 

 

Public health orders will now be enforced by law to protect the health and safety of Albertans. Fines for violating an order have increased to a prescribed fine of $1,000 per occurrence. Courts will also have increased powers to administer fines of up to $100,000 for a first offence and up to $500,000 for a subsequent offence for more serious violations.

 

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The Emergency Financial Assistance web page now includes information on the federal and provincial supports/programs and a link to the COVID-19 page for more information. Community and Social Services has suspended in-person service delivery in its program offices and Alberta Supports Centres. Albertans should contact 1-877-644-9992 for more information.

 

The Emergency Financial Assistance web page now includes information on the federal and provincial supports/programs and a link to the COVID-19 page for more information. Community and Social Services has suspended in-person service delivery in its program offices and Alberta Supports Centres. Albertans should contact 1-877-644-9992 for more information.

Financial Support for Albertans, employers and businesses is posted online:

https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx

https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx

 

As additional funding becomes available, details on how to apply will be shared online:

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

 

The federal government is supporting Employment Insurance benefits and have waived the one-week

waiting period for people who are in quarantine or have been asked to self-isolate.

While business continuity insurance is available for small businesses, the specifics of each plan can vary.

Please refer to the Insurance Bureau of Canada for more information at:

http://www.ibc.ca/ab/business/covid-19