COVID-19

The County of Vermilion River is currently closed to in-person public access.

 

On December 8th, 2020 the Government of Alberta announced new province-wide mandatory measures businesses and social gatherings. These restrictions will be in place for a minimum of four weeks.

  • All indoor and outdoor social gatherings – public and private are prohibited and the mandatory indoor public masking requirement is now extended province wide. These restrictions begin immediately.
  • Restrictions and closures for businesses and places of worship take effect starting 12:01 am, December 13, 2020.
  • Mandatory work from home measures will be implemented effective  12:01 am, December 13, 2020, unless the employer determines that work requires a physical presence for operational effectiveness.

See the Alberta Government release for further information  

 

To support business at this time modifications to the Small Medium Size Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG) were introduced. Starting early the week of December 14, job creators who have experienced a 30% revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic will qualify for the program, lowering the threshold from the existing 40% revenue loss requirement. This 30% threshold will be available to impacted businesses retroactive to March, 2020

 

See more information here on the SMERG program 

 

To see information regarding other grant or loan options, as well as support opportunities at this time please visit our Economic Development pages

 

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