ACC COVID-19 weekly update
January 7, 2021
Network news
RESCHEDULED AUMA webinar: Trends, examples and lessons learned - Streamlining local governments (Jan 21)
Join speakers, including representatives of the Alberta, Sherwood Park, and Grande Prairie chambers of commerce, to discuss collaboration between chambers and municipalities to support local businesses and create jobs.

40 Hot Meal project – Medicine Hat

The 40 Hot Meal project—an initiative of a Medicine Hat Chamber member—raised more than $40,000 in less than two weeks. The money raised through sponsorship is spent directly at local restaurants that are preparing individually packaged frozen meals that are then delivered to the Medicine Hat & District Food Bank for their hamper program. Project organizers have prepared a press release and toolkit for interested communities.
Government of Alberta news
Mandatory health measure extension and return to in-person learning

All students will return to in-person learning, as planned, on Jan. 11. Mandatory health measures will remain in effect across the province until at least Jan. 21.

Alberta’s vaccine roll out exceeds 26,000 doses to date

As of Jan. 4, 26,269 doses of vaccine have been given to health-care workers and residents of continuing care facilities. At more than 56 per cent of vaccine doses in stock administered, Alberta is 61 per cent above the national average.
Government of Canada news
Applications for Canada Summer Jobs now open

The employer application period for the 2021 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is now open. Applications can be submitted until Friday, January 29, 2021. For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit, a Service Canada Office or call 1-800-935-5555.

New pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements come into effect for all air travellers flying into Canada 

The Government of Canada issued an Interim Order formalizing new COVID-19 testing requirements for all air travellers coming to Canada and providing additional guidance to airline operators and the travelling public regarding the new pre-departure testing requirement that was announced on December 31.

Featured events
Vexxit and Manitoba Chambers webinar: Simplifying Federal COVID-19 Relief for your Business (Jan 14)

Join presenters Ken Goodridge and Leilani Kagan for a free webinar. In addition to answering your questions, they will cover information on CERS, CEWS, and CEBA.

To keep these bulletins focused on new developments, we have moved key COVID-19 resources to our website. This list is updated as new information becomes available.

On behalf of all of the ACC executive and staff, thank you for all that you do. We wish you and yours good health.
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce is a federation of 122 community-based chambers of commerce representing more than 25,000 job creators.

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