COVID-19 LINKS & INFORMATION

March 24, 2020

 
 
 
 
FEDERAL ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN

 

General Information on Support for Canadians

 

Service Canada COVID-19 Notice and Information

 

You can apply for EI Regular Benefits if you are eligible and facing unemployment or EI Sickness Benefits if you are eligible and required to self-isolate. The standard 1 week wait period has been waived for Sickness Benefits, but still applies to Regular Benefits.

 

If you are ineligible for EI, the GoC has announced the Emergency Support Benefit and the Emergency Care Benefit. The Emergency Support Benefit applies to EI-ineligible workers facing unemployment and the Emergency Care Benefit applies to anyone without leave that is required to stay home due to sickness or self-isolation, including those that are self-employed. It also applies to parents without leave at home caring for children.

 

Applications will be available in April (and retroactive to March 15) via CRA MyAccount, My Service Canada Account, or a toll-free number that has not yet been released.

 

Here’s how to apply for EI and the new COVID-19 Emergency Benefit | Global News

 

General Information on Support for Business

 

 

COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Businesses

 

COVID-19 Quick-Reference Considerations for Employers | Osler

 

 
 
 
 
 
GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA AND OTHER PROVINCIAL INFORMATION
 

Support for Albertans

 

As noted in the link above, the GoA has announced the Emergency Isolation Support for Albertans. If you need to self-isolate and have no means of income, you can receive a one-time payment of $1146 to bridge over until April when Federal support becomes available. Applications will be open on alberta.ca the week of March 23

 

Support for Employees and Employers

 

 

Workers Compensation Board - Alberta COVID-19 Information

 

Prevent the Spread

 

How to Self-Isolate

 

Help in Tough Times Resources

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
CITY OF EDMONTON INFORMATION
 

The City of Edmonton declared a Local State of Emergency effective March 20th. More information here.

 

The City is delaying penalties to property tax payments for Edmontonians experiencing major financial difficulties until August 31. Edmontonians who are able to pay their property taxes on schedule are encouraged to do so to help keep the City of Edmonton running during these challenging times.

 

The City is also recommending a 90 day payment deferral on utilities to the Alberta Utility Commissions and utility partners. These deferrals are not automatic and must be requested.

 

Effective March 21, all fare collection on City of Edmonton transit has been temporarily suspended, including DATS. All bus entry will be through the rear doors and the temporary schedule changes remain in effect. More details here.

 

Also effective March 21, all City-owned parking facility and EPark payments are temporarily suspended.

 

City Hall is now closed to the public.

 

Additional Information on City Updates, Vulnerable Populations, Parking, Transit, Facility Closures, City Council, Seniors Centres, Libraries, and more here

 

CoE Employee Information

 
 
 
STAYING HEALTHY
 

Advice for Public | World Health Organization WHO

 

How to Wash Your Hands Like a Surgeon | CBC

 

Alberta Health Services Help in Tough Times Resources

 

Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton Crisis Services

 

Mental Wellness Moments with Dr. Nicholas Mitchell

 

Drive Happiness Seniors Assisted Transportation

 

How to Talk to Kids about COVID-19 | PHAC

 

How to Be Productive and Creative in Times of Panic | Forge

 

 

“We need to face this pandemic together and respond to this extraordinary crisis with extraordinary kindness.” - Dr. Deena Hinshaw

 

 
 
 
 
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Edmonton Public Library Digital Content
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Scholastic Learn at Home Resources for Families

 

River Valley Trail Maps
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Virtual Museum Tours

 

Meditation and Yoga Videos | Lululemon

 

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